Associations to the word «Curve»


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

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