Twisted curve
Twisted Twist"ed, a. Contorted; crooked spirally; subjected to torsion; hence, perverted. [1913 Webster]

{Twisted curve} (Geom.), a curve of double curvature. See {Plane curve}, under {Curve}.

{Twisted surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a straight line moving according to any law whatever, yet so that the consecutive positions of the line shall not be in one plane; a warped surface. [1913 Webster]


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  • Twisted — Twist ed, a. Contorted; crooked spirally; subjected to torsion; hence, perverted. [1913 Webster] {Twisted curve} (Geom.), a curve of double curvature. See {Plane curve}, under {Curve}. {Twisted surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a straight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twisted surface — Twisted Twist ed, a. Contorted; crooked spirally; subjected to torsion; hence, perverted. [1913 Webster] {Twisted curve} (Geom.), a curve of double curvature. See {Plane curve}, under {Curve}. {Twisted surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curve — Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curve of quickest descent — Curve Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curve tracing — Curve Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curve — vb Curve, bend, twist are comparable when they mean to swerve or cause to swerve or deviate from a straight line or a normal direction or course. Curve is the word of widest application, and it may describe any deviation or swerving from the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Twisted cubic — In mathematics, a twisted cubic is a smooth, rational curve C of degree three in projective 3 space mathbb{P}^3. It is a fundamental example of a skew curve. It is essentially unique, up to projective transformation ( the twisted cubic,… …   Wikipedia

  • twisted — adj. bent, crooked, coiled, turned; having undergone a twisting process; having undergone rotation of opposite ends in opposing directions; entwined; distorted, perverted; sprained (ankle, etc.); having been made spiral in shape twɪst n.… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • twisted cubic — noun : a cubic space curve cut by an arbitrary plane in three points …   Useful english dictionary

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