Definition of Curves. Meaning of Curves. Synonyms of Curves

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Definition of Curves

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Isodiabatic I`so*di`a*bat"ic, a. [Iso- + Gr. ? to pass through.] (Physics) Pertaining to the reception or the giving out of equal quantities of heat by a substance. --Rankine. Isodiabatic lines or curves, a pair of lines or curves exhibiting, on a diagram of energy, the law of variation of the pressure and density of a fluid, the one during the lowering, and the other during the raising, of its temperature, when the quantity of heat given out by the fluid during any given stage of the one process is equal to the quantity received during the corresponding stage of the other. Such lines are said to be isodiabatic with respect to each other. Compare Adiabatic.
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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.
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Curve Curve (k[^u]rv), a. [L. curvus bent, curved. See Cirb.] Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.
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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.
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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.
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Curve Curve, v. i. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Meaning of Curves from wikipedia

- the curve is called a parametrization, and the curve is a parametric curve. In this article, these curves are sometimes called topological curves to distinguish...
- simply a "curve" Female body shape or curves French curve, a template made out of plastic, metal or wood used to draw smooth curves Grading curve, a system...
- 1960s for designing curves for the bodywork of Renault cars. Other uses include the design of computer fonts and animation. Bézier curves can be combined...
- its price rises. Demand curves are used to estimate behaviour in competitive markets and are often combined with supply curves to find the equilibrium...
- fit. Fashion designers and sewists may use a selection of french curves, hip curves, straight edges and L-shaped right angle rulers. They may be in metal...
- infinitely many indifference curves: one p****es through each combination. A collection of (selected) indifference curves, illustrated graphically, is...
- Other ratios produce more complicated curves, which are closed only if a/b is rational. The visual form of these curves is often suggestive of a three-dimensional...
- symmetric encryption scheme. Elliptic curves are also used in several integer factorization algorithms based on elliptic curves that have applications in cryptography...
- psychology, ecology, etc. Rational curves are subdivided according to the degree of the polynomial. Line Plane curves of degree 2 are known as conics or...
- curves and calculating Gini coefficients as well as coefficients of variation. LORENZ 3.0 is a Mathematica notebook which draw sample Lorenz curves and...