Definition of

Catenary

  1. (noun, shape) 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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Alternate forms of Catenary

Hypernyms: curve, curved shape

Origin of the word Catenary

  1. 1788, from L. catenanus, from catena "chain" (see chain). more

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Words that sound like Catenary

cautionary, costmary, costumer, costumier, customary, customer

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