Definition of unicursal in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a curve or surface which is closed and can be drawn or swept out in a single movement.

    • ‘Crowley introduced a unicursal hexigram, where it is drawn with one connecting line, popularized in Thelema.’
    • ‘A labyrinth is a single path or unicursal tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation.’
    • ‘He then performed a ritual utilizing his new found knowledge of the unicursal hexagram to generate a pattern of movement in space relating to Fuller's vector equilibrium model.’
    • ‘The labyrinth with a unicursal topology has one path, from the outside to the centre, never crossing itself.’
    • ‘During the last couple of decades, mazes and unicursal labyrinths have once again become popular.’


Mid 19th century: from uni- ‘one’ + Latin cursus ‘course’ + -al.