HyperDic: curved_shape

English > 1 sense of the expression curved shape:
NOUNshapecurved shape, curvethe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
English > curved shape: 1 sense > noun 1, shape
MeaningThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.
NarrowerCupid's bowThe double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
S-shapeA double curve resembling the letter S
arcA continuous portion of a circle
archA curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
bell, bell shape, campanaThe shape of a bell
bend, crook, twist, turnA circular segment of a curve
bow, arcSomething curved in shape
catenaryThe curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density / density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
closed curveA curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints
crescentAny shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
envelopeA curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
extradosThe exterior curve of an arch
gooseneckSomething in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
helix, spiralA curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
hook, crotchetA sharp curve or crook
intradosThe interior curve of an arch
lemniscateAny of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight
meanderA bend or curve, as in a stream or river
normal curve, bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shapeA symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
perversionA curve that reverses the direction of something
quadric, quadric surfaceA curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
roulette, line rouletteA line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelleOne of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
sinuosity, sinuousnessHaving curves
spiralA plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
wave, undulationAn undulating curve
BroaderlineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
Oppositestraight lineA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction

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