curvature

  • 1 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

  • 2 curvature — [kʉr′və chər] n. [ME < L curvatura < curvare: see CURVE] 1. a curving or being curved 2. a curve; curved part of anything 3. Geom. the rate of deviation of a curve or curved surface from a straight line or plane surface tangent to it 4. Med …

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  • 3 curvature — 1660s, from L. curvatura a bending, from curvatus, pp. of curvare to bend (see CURVE (Cf. curve)). In non Euclidian geometry, from 1873 …

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  • 4 curvature — [n] rounded part of thing, usually body part arc, arch, arching, bend, bow, curve, curving, curvity, deflection, flexure, incurvation, round, shape; concepts 754,757 …

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  • 5 curvature — ► NOUN ▪ the fact of being curved or the degree to which something is curved …

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  • 6 Curvature — In mathematics, curvature refers to any of a number of loosely related concepts in different areas of geometry. Intuitively, curvature is the amount by which a geometric object deviates from being flat, or straight in the case of a line, but this …

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  • 7 curvature — /kerr veuh cheuhr, choor /, n. 1. the act of curving or the state of being curved. 2. a curved condition, often abnormal: curvature of the spine. 3. the degree of curving of a line or surface. 4. Geom. a. (at a point on a curve) the derivative of …

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  • 8 Curvature — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Curvature >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 curvature curvature curvity curvation Sgm: N 1 incurvature incurvature incurvity| Sgm: N 1 incurvation incurvation Sgm: N 1 bend bend Sgm: N 1 flexure …

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  • 9 curvature — cur|va|ture [ˈkə:vətʃə US ˈkə:rvətʃər] n [U and C] technical [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: curvatura, from curvare; CURVE2] the state of being curved, or the degree to which something is curved curvature of ▪ the curvature of the Earth s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 curvature — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)vətʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The curvature of something is its curved shape, especially when this shape is part of the circumference of a circle. [TECHNICAL] ...the curvature of the earth... He suffered from curvature of the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 curvature — A bending or flexure. See angulation. SYN: curvatura. [L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. atus, to bend, curve] angular c. a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott disease. SYN: Pott c …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 curvature — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Curving Nouns 1. curvature, curving, curvity, curvation; incurvity, incurvation; flexure, crook, hook, bend[ing]; deflection, inflection; arcuation, devexity, turn; recurvity, recurvation; rotundity;… …

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  • 13 curvature — cur|va|ture [ kɜrvə,tʃur ] noun uncount TECHNICAL the way in which something curves: the angle of curvature a. MEDICAL a medical condition in which a part of your body, usually your back, is curved too much: curvature of the spine …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 curvature — noun (C, U) technical 1 the state of being curved, or the degree to which something is curved: the curvature of the Earth s surface 2 a medical condition in which part of someone s body curves in a way that is not natural: curvature of the spine …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 curvature — UK [ˈkɜː(r)vətʃə(r)] / US [ˈkɜrvəˌtʃʊr] noun [uncountable] a) science the way in which something curves the curvature of the Earth b) medical a medical condition in which a part of your body, usually your back, is curved too much curvature of the …

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  • 16 curvature — edgewise curvature …

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  • 17 curvature — n. 1. Bending, bend, flexure, crook, curvity, curve, incurvation, arcuation. 2. Rate of curvature or inflection …

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  • 18 curvature — cur•va•ture [[t]ˈkɜr və tʃər, ˌtʃʊər[/t]] n. 1) the act of curving or the state of being curved 2) a curved condition, often abnormal: curvature of the spine[/ex] 3) the degree of curving of a line or surface 4) math. Geom. a) (at a point on a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 curvature — kreivis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Atvirkščias dydis kreivumo spinduliui: κ = 1/ρ; čia κ – kreivis, ρ – kreivumo spindulys. atitikmenys: angl. curvature vok. Krümmung, f rus. кривизна, f pranc. courbure, f …

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  • 20 curvature — kreivis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. curvature vok. Krümmung, f rus. кривизна, f pranc. courbure, f …

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