Curvate
Curvate Cur"vate (k?r"v?t), Curvated Cur"va*ted (-v?-t?d), a. [L. curvatus p. p. of curvare to curve, fr. curvus. See {Curve}.] Bent in a regular form; curved. [1913 Webster]

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  • curvate — curˈvāte or curvāˈted adjective Curved or bent in a regular form • • • Main Entry: ↑curve * * * ˈcurvate, a. rare 0. [ad. L. curvāt us bent, pa. pple. of curvāre.] = next. in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

  • curvate — adj. [L. curvatus, bend] Curved …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Curvated — Curvate Cur vate (k?r v?t), Curvated Cur va*ted ( v? t?d), a. [L. curvatus p. p. of curvare to curve, fr. curvus. See {Curve}.] Bent in a regular form; curved. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cur|vat|ed — «KUR vay tihd», adjective. = curvate. (Cf. ↑curvate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aberrancy of curvature — Curvature Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Absolute curvature — Curvature Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle of curvature — Curvature Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chord of curvature — Curvature Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circle of curvature — Curvature Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curvature — Cur va*ture (k?r v? t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See {Curvate}.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve. Cowper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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