Definition of Lituus

1. n. A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens.



Definition of Lituus

1. Noun. A military trumpet. ¹

2. Noun. (geometry) A curve with polar equation r^2 \theta = a^2, where ''a'' is a constant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lituus

1. an augur's curved staff [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Lituus

1. 1. A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens. An instrument of martial music; a kind of trumpet of a somewhat curved form and shrill note. 2. A spiral whose polar equation is r^2

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Literary usage of Lituus

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1. An Elementary Treatise on Analytic Geometry: Embracing Plane Geometry and an by Edward Albert Bowser (1884)
"Another spiral worth mentioning is the lituus, which may be denned as the locus of a point revolving ... When n = — £, we have r = —-, which is the lituus. ..."

2. Elements of Analytic Geometry by Joseph Johnston Hardy (1897)
"The lituus 361. The lituus.—The lituus is the locus traced out by a point revolving in a plane about a fixed point in such a way that the product of the ..."

3. A Manual of Roman Antiquities by William Ramsay, Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1894)
"... and-tlie lituus, while on the reverse, the founder of » new colony is represented marking out the holy circuit of the walls with a plough. (Sec pp. ..."

4. Elements of Analytic Geometry by George Albert Wentworth (1896)
"The lituus. If the square of the radius vector of a point varies inversely as its vectorial angle; that is, if P26 = c, the locus is the lituus. Fig. 89. ..."

5. An Elementary Course in Analytic Geometry by John Henry Tanner, Joseph Allen (1898)
"The lituus f or trumpet. This curve is traced by a point which moves around a fixed point in a plane in such a way that the squares of any two radii ..."

6. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: With Applications and by Joseph Edwards (1892)
"(4) The pedal equation is THE lituus. 453. The equation to the curve is r = a0~*. The initial line is an asymptote. ..."

7. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1852)
"The lituus. This spiral is so called from its form as delineated in fig. 85. Its equation is * The unit angle is that whose subtending arc is equal to the ..."

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