NOUN | state | curvature | (medicine) a curving or bending |
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attribute | curvature | the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve | |

attribute | curvature, curve | the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface |

Sounds | ker'vahcher | |
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Rhymes | acupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher... |

Meaning | (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal. | |
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Example | "curvature of the spine" | |

Category | medicine, medical specialty | The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques |

Broader | condition, status | A state at a particular time |

Spanish | curvatura | |

Catalan | curvatura | |

Verbs | curve | form an arch or curve |

curve | bend or cause to bend |

Meaning | The rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve. | |
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Broader | derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative | The result of mathematical differentiation |

Spanish | curvatura | |

Catalan | curvatura |

Meaning | The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface. | |
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Synonym | curve | |

Narrower | curliness, waviness | (of hair) a tendency to curl |

straightness | (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl | |

Broader | shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation | Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline) |

Spanish | corvadura, curvatura | |

Catalan | curvatura | |

Verbs | curve | form an arch or curve |

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