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lem•nis•cate



Pronunciation: (lem-nis'kit, lem'nis-kāt", -kit), [key]
n. Analyt. Geom.
a plane curve generated by the locus of the point at which a variable tangent to a rectangular hyperbola intersects a perpendicular from the center to the tangent. Equation: r 2=2a2cosθ. Also called Bernoulli's lemniscate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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