Associations to the word «Curvature»


CURVATURE, noun. The shape of something curved.
CURVATURE, noun. (mathematics) The extent to which a subspace is curved within a metric space.
CURVATURE, noun. (differential geometry) The extent to which a Riemannian manifold is intrinsically curved.

Dictionary definition

CURVATURE, noun. (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal; "curvature of the spine".
CURVATURE, noun. The rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve.
CURVATURE, noun. The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.

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