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catenary

[′kat·ə‚ner·ē]
(materials)
In fiberglass-reinforced plastics, a measure of the sag in an assemblage of a number of strands, which have a minimal amount of twist, at the midpoint of a specified length.
(mathematics)
The curve obtained by suspending a uniform chain by its two ends; the graph of the hyperbolic cosine function. Also known as alysoid; chainette.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Catenary

The curve assumed by a flexible uniform cable suspended freely between two points. When uniformly loaded, the curve takes the form of a parabola.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

catenary

The curve formed by a flexible cord hung between two points of support.
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