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View synonyms for curvilinear

curvilinear

or cur·vi·lin·e·al

[ kur-vuh-lin-ee-er ]

adjective

  1. consisting of or bounded by curved lines:

    a curvilinear figure.

  2. forming or moving in a curved line.
  3. formed or characterized by curved lines.


curvilinear

/ ˌkɜːvɪˈlɪnɪə /

adjective

  1. consisting of, bounded by, or characterized by a curved line
  2. along a curved line

    curvilinear motion

  3. maths (of a set of coordinates) determined by or determining a system of three orthogonal surfaces


curvilinear

/ kûr′və-lĭnē-ər /

  1. Formed, bounded, or characterized by curved lines.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcurviˌlineˈarity, noun
  • ˌcurviˈlinearly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • cur·vi·lin·e·ar·i·ty [kur-v, uh, -lin-ee-, ar, -i-tee], noun
  • curvi·line·ar·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of curvilinear1

1700–10; < Latin curv ( us ) curve + -i- + linear
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Example Sentences

Silvestre Varela was hurtling toward the U.S. goal when Ronaldo fed him a pass of curvilinear purity.

In each bay of the Triforium there are three arches with curvilinear tracery.

There are the degrees of direction of line, curvilinear or angular.

The same principle is true of designs upon the curvilinear plan.

The rifflers of sculptors and a few other files are curvilinear in their central line.

A wing added in the seventeenth century, with quaint curvilinear gable, projects into the garden behind.

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