Associations to the word «Curve»

Wiktionary

CURVE, adjective. (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
CURVE, noun. A gentle bend, such as in a road.
CURVE, noun. A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
CURVE, noun. 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.
CURVE, noun. (analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
CURVE, noun. (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
CURVE, noun. (algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
CURVE, noun. (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
CURVE, noun. (informal) (usually in plural) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
CURVE, verb. (transitive) To bend; to crook.
CURVE, verb. (transitive) To cause to swerve from a straight course.
CURVE, verb. (intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
CURVE, verb. To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).
CURVE DEFICIENCY, noun. The difference between the number of double points on a curve and the maximum possible for a curve of that degree

Dictionary definition

CURVE, noun. The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.
CURVE, noun. A line on a graph representing data.
CURVE, noun. A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter.
CURVE, noun. The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.
CURVE, noun. Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.).
CURVE, verb. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right".
CURVE, verb. Extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest".
CURVE, verb. Form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely".
CURVE, verb. Bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply".
CURVE, verb. Form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats