Definition of Curve. Meaning of Curve. Synonyms of Curve

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Definition of Curve

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Geodetic Ge`o*det"ic, Geodetical Ge`o*det"ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic; as, geodetic surveying; geodetic observers. Geodetic line or curve, the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.
Curve
Curve Curve (k[^u]rv), a. [L. curvus bent, curved. See Cirb.] Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.
Curve
Curve Curve, n. [See Curve, a., Cirb.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line. Axis of a curve. See under Axis. Curve of quickest descent. See Brachystochrone. Curve tracing (Math.), the process of determining the shape, location, singular points, and other peculiarities of a curve from its equation. Plane curve (Geom.), a curve such that when a plane passes through three points of the curve, it passes through all the other points of the curve. Any other curve is called a curve of double curvature, or a twisted curve.
Curve
Curve Curve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curved (k?rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curving.] [L. curvare., fr. curvus. See Curve, a., Curb.] 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.
Curve
Curve Curve, v. i. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Meaning of Curve from wikipedia

- mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is an object similar to a line which doesn't have to be straight. Intuitively, a curve may be...
- A Bézier curve (/ˈbɛz.i.eɪ/ BEH-zee-ay) is a parametric curve used in computer graphics and related fields. The curve, which is related to the Bernstein...
- function is a mathematical function having a characteristic "S"-shaped curve or sigmoid curve. A standard choice for a sigmoid function is the logistic function...
- These curves reveal many of the properties of a material (including data to establish the Modulus of Elasticity, E). Generally speaking, curves representing...
- The Curve may refer to: The Curve (film), a 1998 thriller/neo-noir film The Curve (shopping mall), a shopping mall in Malaysia The Curve, an art gallery...
- In finance, the yield curve is a curve showing several yields or interest rates across different contract lengths (2 month, 2 year, 20 year, etc. ...)...
- A receiver operating characteristic curve, or ROC curve, is a graphical plot that illustrates the diagnostic ability of a binary cl****ifier system as...
- In economics, a demand curve is a graph depicting the relationship between the price of a certain commodity (the y-axis) and the quantity of that commodity...
- Curve ****ing is the process of constructing a curve, or mathematical function, that has the best fit to a series of data points, possibly subject to constraints...
- curvature is the amount by which a curve deviates from being a straight line, or a surface deviates from being a plane. For curves, the canonical example is that...
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