- (at a point on a curve) the derivative of the inclination of the tangent with respect to arc length.
- the absolute value of this derivative.
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How to use curvature in a sentence
Each finger is lightly articulated, with a curvature that resembles my fingers in their relaxed state.
Objects warp the fabric of spacetime like a weight resting on a trampoline, and the fabric’s curvature guides their movements.Einstein’s theory of general relativity unveiled a dynamic and bizarre cosmos|Elizabeth Quill|February 3, 2021|Science News
Some companies are offering a lens with an exaggerated curvature lens which distorts reality slightly in the favor of your wide view.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love|Eric Alt|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
The smaller the screen, the less effective the curvature can be.
They’re great at that, especially if they account for the curvature of the Earth with a proper projection that doesn’t stretch out the northern states.Election graphics can be deceiving. Here’s how to see through their tricks.|Sara Chodosh|September 22, 2020|Popular-Science
Even if you put it on a big building, the curvature of the earth prevents radar from going to the airplane.
He was described by Shakespeare as having a hunchback and indeed the skeleton shows evidence of curvature of the spine.CONFIRMED: Skeleton Found Under City Car Park IS That Of Villainous Richard III|Tom Sykes|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The place had a curvature like that of the seats in a theatre.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
On the other hand, the curvature of the seas is a no less certain proof.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
This curvature, unlike the lateral curvature, is a sequela of an actual disease of the bones.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
They are not perfectly flat; for besides the longitudinal curvature already mentioned, they are curved transversely.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Not only the curvature, but even the tapering by straight lines, would be somewhat difficult of execution in the pieced column.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin