cross curve

cross curve

[′krȯs ‚kərv]
(mathematics)
A plane curve whose equation in cartesian coordinates x and y is (a 2/ x 2) + (b 2/ y 2) = 1, where a and b are constants. Also known as cruciform curve.
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The 1979 Ford skidded at what police said was high speed over a guard rail on a twisting section of the highway known as the "Holy Cross curves" and fell down an embankment near McKeon Road, where a makeshift memorial now commemorates the victims.

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