Definitions for curvekɜrv

Princeton's WordNet(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. curve, curved shape(noun)

the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

2. curve(noun)

a line on a graph representing data

3. curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender(noun)

a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

4. curvature, curve(noun)

the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

5. bend, curve(verb)

6. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

"The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

7. wind, twist, curve(verb)

extend in curves and turns

"The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"

8. arch, curve, arc(verb)

form an arch or curve

"her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

9. crook, curve(verb)

bend or cause to bend

"He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"

10. curl, curve, kink(verb)

form a curl, curve, or kink

"the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

Wiktionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. curve(Noun)

A gentle bend, such as in a road.

You should slow down when approaching a curve.

2. curve(Noun)

A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.

She scribbled a curve on the paper.

3. 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.

The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve

4. curve(Noun)

A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.

5. curve(Noun)

A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.

6. curve(Noun)

An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.

7. curve(Noun)

A one-dimensional continuum.

8. curve(Noun)

(informal, usually in plural curves) The attractive shape of a woman's body.

9. curve(Verb)

To bend; to crook.

10. curve(Verb)

To cause to swerve from a straight course.

to curve a ball in pitching it

11. curve(Verb)

To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.

the road curves to the right

12. curve(Verb)

To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).

The teacher will curve the test.

Bent without angles; crooked; curved.

14. Origin: From curvus

Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface

a bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal

a line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line

to bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a ball in pitching it

5. Curve(verb)

to bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right

6. Origin: [See Curve, a., Cirb.]

Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Curve

In mathematics, a curve is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but which is not required to be straight. This entails that a line is a special case of curve, namely a curve with null curvature. Often curves in two-dimensional or three-dimensional Euclidean space are of interest. Various disciplines within mathematics have given the term different meanings depending on the area of study, so the precise meaning depends on context. However many of these meanings are special instances of the definition which follows. A curve is a topological space which is locally homeomorphic to a line. In everyday language, this means that a curve is a set of points which, near each of its points, looks like a line, up to a deformation. A simple example of a curve is the parabola, shown to the right. A large number of other curves have been studied in multiple mathematical fields. The term curve has several meanings in non-mathematical language as well. For example, it can be almost synonymous with mathematical function, or graph of a function. An arc or segment of a curve is a part of a curve that is bounded by two distinct end points and contains every point on the curve between its end points. Depending on how the arc is defined, either of the two end points may or may not be part of it. When the arc is straight, it is typically called a line segment.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Curve

kurv, n. anything bent: a bent or curved line: an arch.—v.t. to bend: to form into a curve.—adjs. Cur′vāte, -d, curved or bent in a regular form.—n. Curvā′tion.—adj. Cur′vative.—n. Cur′vature, a curving or bending: the continual bending or the amount of bending from a straight line.—adjs. Curved; Cur′vicaudate, having a crooked tail; Curvicos′tate, having curved ribs; Curvifō′liate, having curved leaves; Cur′viform; Cur′ving; Curviros′tral, with the bill curved downward; Cur′vital, of or pertaining to curvature.—n. Cur′vity, the state of being curved. [L. curvus, crooked.]

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British National Corpus

1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'curve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3829

2. Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'curve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4764

3. Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'curve' in Nouns Frequency: #1297

Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of curve in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of curve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Translations for curve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• kurwe
• крива, извивки, извивам се, извивка, извивам, изкривявам
• corba, revolt, corbes
• ohyb, křivka
• kurve, kurver
• Kurve, Linie, biegen, verbiegen
• καμπύλη, καμπύλες
• kurbiĝo, vojturno, kurbo, sinuo, ĝirejo
• curvas, curvar, curva, encorvar
• kurba
• خم, پیچ, منحنی
• kaari, käyristää, kaartaa, kurvi, kaarre, käyrä, kurvit, mutka
• courbe, courbes, courber
• cuar
• bogha, lùb, crom
• עקימה, חיטובים
• görbe
• kurva
• kurvo, kurveskar
• curva, curvare
• עֲקוּמָה
• 曲がる, 曲線
• 구부러지다, 구부리다
• līkums, līkne
• ānau
• облини, витка, искривува, облина, свиок, крива, се извива, свиткува
• curve, kromme, plooien, kromming, bocht, krommen, rondingen, figuur, buigen, afbuigen
• zakręt, krzywa
• curva, curvar, curvas, envergar
• linie curbă, linie curbată, curbă, curbe
• поворот, кривая, изгибать, изгибы, гнуться, изгиб, гнуть, изгибаться
• облина, облине, obline
• krivulja
• kurva, kröka, böja, figur
• వంపు, వొంపులు, వంపులు
• kıvrım, eğri, eğilmek, kıvrılmak, bükmek, eğmek, kıvırmak

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