# curve meaning

EN[kɜːv] [ˈkʰɜːv] [kɝv] [ˈkʰɝv] [-ɜː(ɹ)v]US

WCurve

- In mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but which is not required to be straight. This entails that a line is a special case of curve, namely a curve with null curvature.
- Various disciplines within mathematics have given the term different meanings depending on the area of study, so the precise meaning depends on context. However many of these meanings are special instances of the definition which follows.
- Closely related meanings are "graph of a function" (as in "Phillips curve") and "two-dimensional or three-dimensional graph without a kink".

- NounPLcurves
- A gentle bend, such as in a road.
- You should slow down when approaching a
**curve**.

- You should slow down when approaching a
- A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
- She scribbled a
**curve**on the paper.

- She scribbled a
- A grading system based on the scale of performance of a group used to normalize a right-skewed grade distribution (with more lower scores) into a bell curve, so that more can receive higher grades, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject.
- The teacher was nice and graded the test on a
**curve**

- The teacher was nice and graded the test on a
- (analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
- (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
- (algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
- (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
- INF (chiefly in the plural) The attractive shape of a woman's body.

- A gentle bend, such as in a road.
- VerbSGcurvesPRcurvingPT, PPcurved
- Adjective
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- Used in the Middle of Sentence
- The polylogarithm in (2.33) indicates that the degree k multicover of a
**curve**of genus g contributes with a factor k2g−3 to Fg. - We obtained the 3D B-spline
**curve**passing through these points to reparameterize the**curve**based on its chord length. - Let alone live in a house designed with the delicate
**curves**of a butterfly wing, like one Victorian superhouse overlooking the wilds of the Bass Strait.

- The polylogarithm in (2.33) indicates that the degree k multicover of a
- Used in the Ending of Sentence
- In addition, AIS patients were shown to have a distinct asymmetrical intravertebral deformity with its maximum being in the apical region of the
**curve**. - Toyota used to be a company with foresight, always ready to take action, but now they have fallen very far behind the
**curve**. - He asked the teacher to grade (the test) on a
**curve**.

- In addition, AIS patients were shown to have a distinct asymmetrical intravertebral deformity with its maximum being in the apical region of the

- Used in the Middle of Sentence

## Definition of __curve__ in English Dictionary

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