### curvature

- (medical) a curving or bending; often abnormal
- the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
- the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

In mathematics, curvature is any of a number of loosely related concepts in different areas of geometry. Intuitively, curvature is the amount by which a geometric object deviates from being flat, or straight in the case of a line, but this is defined in different ways depending on the context. There is a key distinction between extrinsic curvature...

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(kur´vә-chәr″) a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.

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*n]* - (medical) a curving or bending 2. [n] - the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve 3. [n] - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

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• (n.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point. • (n.) The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve.Curvature: ...

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*noun* the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

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*noun* the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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*[Noun]* Plural form: curvatures. A curving or bending.

Example: Susan has a severe curvature of the spine.

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**Cur'va·ture** * noun* [ Latin

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** 1.** The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve.

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A bend that may be present in a particular body structure, e.g., the spine.

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A bending or flexure. ... See: angulation. ... Synonym: curvatura. ... Origin: L. Curvatura, fr. Curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve ... (05 Mar 2000) ...

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A measure of the amount by which a curve, a surface, or any other manifold deviates from a straight line, a plane, or a hyperplane (the multidimensional equivalent of a plane). For a plane curve, the curvature at a given point has a magnitude equal to one over the radius of an osculating circle (a c...

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deformation in which certain lines that are normally straight are replaced by arcs

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Departure from flatness of a surface. Defined as the reciprocal of the radius of curvature.

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in mathematics, the rate of change of direction of a curve with respect to distance along the curve. At every point on a circle, the curvature is the ... [6 related articles]

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The rotation per unit length of a member due to bending forces.

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Type: Term Pronunciation: ker′vă-chūr Definitions: 1. A bending or flexure. Synonyms: curvatura See: angulation

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