# 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, but that does not have to be straight. Intuitively, a curve may be...
- S curve or S-curve may refer to: S-curve (art), an "S"-shaped curve which serves a wide variety of compositional purposes S-curve (math), a characteristic...
- mathematics, an elliptic curve is a smooth, projective, algebraic curve of genus one, on which there is a specified point O. An elliptic curve is defined over...
- mathematics, a brachistochrone curve (from Ancient Gr**** βράχιστος χρόνος (brákhistos khrónos) 'shortest time'), or curve of fastest descent, is the one...
- Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. ECC...
- The Curve may refer to: The Curve (1998 film), a thriller/neo-noir film The Curve (2020 film), a do****entary film The Curve (shopping mall), a shopping...
- Points on the Curve is the second studio album by English new wave band Wang Chung, released in July 1983 by Geffen Records. Points on the Curve is Wang Chung's...
- The bathtub curve is widely used in reliability engineering and deterioration modeling. It describes a particular form of the hazard function which comprises...
- A Bézier curve (/ˈbɛz.i.eɪ/ BEH-zee-ay) is a parametric curve used in computer graphics and related fields. A set of discrete "control points" defines...
- In anatomy, the Curve of Spee (called also von Spee's curve or Spee's curvature) is defined as the curvature of the mandibular occlusal plane beginning...