### Curve

In mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but which is not required to be straight. This entails that a line is a special case of curve, namely a curve with null curvature. Often curves in two-dimensional (plane curves) or three-dimensional (space curves) Euclidean space ...
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### curve

(from the article `derivative`) ...or, more precisely, as the slope of the tangent line at a point. Its calculation, in fact, derives from the slope formula for a straight line, ... branch of mathematics that studies the geometry of curves, surfaces, and manifolds (the higher-dimensional analogs of surfaces). The discipline owes ... ...
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### curve

(kurv) a line that is not straight, or that describes part of a circle, especially a line representing varying values in a graph.
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### curve

[n] - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes 2. [n] - a line on a graph representing data 3. [n] - a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
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### Curve

• (a.) Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface. • (a.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line. • (a.) 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. • (a.) A...
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### curve

breaking ball noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
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### curve

noun a line on a graph representing data
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### Curve

[design magazine] Curve is a magazine about industrial design and product design. Published quarterly since 2002, it features interviews and profiles with designers, product developers and manufacturers, as well as coverage of new materials, technologies and trends in industrial design. ==Formats and availability== Curve is available by sub...
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### Curve

[magazine] Curve is a lesbian magazine published in the United States. It covers news, politics, social issues, and includes celebrity interviews and stories on entertainment, pop culture, style, travel, and a website that hosts an internet forum focusing on lesbian issues, active since 2000. The magazine was first published as Deneuve in M...
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### Curve

[theatre] Curve is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Cultural quarter in Leicester City Centre. Before being named Curve, it was referred to as Leicester Performing Arts Centre. It is adjacent to the Leicester Athena conference and banqueting centre. == Overview == Curve, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and engineered by Ad...
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### Curve

[tonality] In image editing, a curve is a remapping of image tonality, specified as a function from input level to output level, used as a way to emphasize colours or other elements in a picture. Curves can usually be applied to all channels together in an image, or to each channel individually. Applying a curve to all channels typically ch...
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### Curve

Curve (kûrv) adjective [ Latin curvus bent, curved. See Cirb .] Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.
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### Curve

Curve intransitive verb To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.
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### Curve

Curve noun [ See Curve , adjective , 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 strai...
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### Curve

Curve transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Curved (k?rvd); present participle & verbal noun Curving .] [ Latin curvare ., from curvus . See Curve , adjective , Curb .] To ben...
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### Curve

A ball that has a big, slow break. Compare to hook.
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### curve

A continuous mapping from a one-dimensional space to an n-dimensional space. The most familiar mathematical curves are two- and three-dimensional graphs. A curve, such as a circle, that lies entirely in a plane is called a plane curve; by contrast, a curve that may pass through any region of three-d...
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### Curve

A curve (named from the Latin, curvus, meaning crooked), is a line which may be cut by a straight line in more points than one; a line in which no three consecutive points lie in the same direction. The doctrine of curves and of the figures and solids generated from curves constitutes what is called the higher geometry, and forms one of the most in...
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### curve

a nonangular deviation from a straight course in a line or surface.
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### curve

A nonangular deviation from a straight course in a line or surface. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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### Curve

Ball that breaks from right to left (for right-handers) in a huge arc (and vice-versa for lefties).

### curve

curve, in mathematics, a line no part of which is straight; more generally, it is considered to be any one-dimensional collection of points, thus including the straight line as a special kind of curve. In analytic geometry a plane curve is usually considered as the graph of an equation or function, ...

### Curve

Dance in a small arc but maintain the initial forward or backward direction of dance. You might begin facing diagonal wall and dance forward, curving, to end facing diagonal center.
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### curve

In geometry, the locus of a point moving according to specified conditions. The circle is the locus of all points equidistant from a given point (the centre). Other common geometrical curves are the ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola, which are also produced when a cone is cut by a plane at different a...
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### Curve

Pitch that moves down, across, or down and across, depending upon the rotation of the ball.
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