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catenary


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catenary  \Cat"e*na*ry\,  Catenarian  \Cat`e*na"ri*an\,  a.  [L. 
  catenarius  fr  catena  a  chain.  See  {Chain}.] 
  Relating  to  a  chain;  like  a  chain;  as  a  {catenary}  curve. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catenary  \Cat"e*na*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Catenaries}.  (Geol.) 
  The  curve  formed  by  a  rope  or  chain  of  uniform  density  and 
  perfect  flexibility,  hanging  freely  between  two  points  of 
  suspension,  not  in  the  same  vertical  line 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catenary 
  n  :  the  curve  theoretically  assumed  by  a  perfectly  flexible  and 
  inextensible  cord  of  uniform  density  and  cross  section 
  hanging  freely  from  two  fixed  points 




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