curvilinear

or cur·vi·lin·e·al

[ kur-vuh-lin-ee-er ]
/ ˌkɜr vəˈlɪn i ər /

adjective

consisting of or bounded by curved lines: a curvilinear figure.
forming or moving in a curved line.
formed or characterized by curved lines.

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Origin of curvilinear

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

OTHER WORDS FROM curvilinear

cur·vi·lin·e·ar·i·ty [kur-vuh-lin-ee-ar-i-tee], /ˌkɜr vəˌlɪn iˈær ɪ ti/, nouncur·vi·lin·e·ar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for curvilinear

curvilinear

curvilineal

/ (ˌkɜːvɪˈlɪnɪə) /

adjective

consisting of, bounded by, or characterized by a curved line
along a curved linecurvilinear motion
maths (of a set of coordinates) determined by or determining a system of three orthogonal surfaces

Derived forms of curvilinear

curvilinearity, nouncurvilinearly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for curvilinear

curvilinear
[ kûr′və-lĭnē-ər ]

Formed, bounded, or characterized by curved lines.
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