degree of curve


noun Railroads.

See under curve(def 5).

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Origin of curve

1565–75; (< Middle French) < Latin curvus crooked, bent, curved

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British Dictionary definitions for degree of curve

curve

/ (kɜːv) /

noun

verb

to take or cause to take the shape or path of a curve; bend

Related forms

Related adjective: sinuous

Derived Forms

curvedly (ˈkɜːvɪdlɪ), adverbcurvedness, nouncurvy, adjective

Word Origin for curve

C15: from Latin curvāre to bend, from curvus crooked
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Medicine definitions for degree of curve

curve

[ kûrv ]

n.

A line or surface that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
A curved line representing variations in data on a graph.

v.

To move in or take the shape of a curve.
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Science definitions for degree of curve

curve

[ kûrv ]

A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
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Idioms and Phrases with degree of curve

curve


see throw a curve.

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