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tractrix

[′trak‚triks]
(mathematics)
A curve in the plane where every tangent to it has the same length. Also known as equitangential curve.
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The redesigned woofers are coupled with ceramic motor structures a design that when paired with Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeters combines for speaker efficiency that is highest in its class.
The curve described by P is called, in the classical literature, a tractrix (from the Latin tractum, meaning "drag").
The Tractrix Valve is a self-sealing plug-type valve that wears less than competing plug and ball valves and seals tighter the more it wears--essentially "wearing in" each time it is opened and closed.
The Tractrix Valve resulted from the inventor's observation that the biggest problem with valves is that the rotating element wears against the body with which it mates--and more importantly, it wears unevenly.