HyperDic: curvature

English > 3 senses of the word curvature:
NOUNstatecurvature(medicine) a curving or bending
attributecurvaturethe rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
attributecurvature, curvethe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
curvature > pronunciation
Soundsker'vahcher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > curvature: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaning(medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal.
Example"curvature of the spine"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishcurvatura
Catalancurvatura
Verbscurveform an arch or curve
curvebend or cause to bend
English > curvature: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve.
Broaderderived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivativeThe result of mathematical differentiation
Spanishcurvatura
Catalancurvatura
English > curvature: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface.
Synonymcurve
Narrowercurliness, waviness(of hair) a tendency to curl
straightness(of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
Broadershape, form, configuration, contour, conformationAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Spanishcorvadura, curvatura
Catalancurvatura
Verbscurveform an arch or curve

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