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Definition of Curve


  1. Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.
  2. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal.
  3. A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line.
  4. 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.
  5. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Curve Quotations

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller

The reality about transportation is that it's future-oriented. If we're planning for what we have, we're behind the curve.
Anthony Foxx

I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.
Dick Schaap

I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay 'happened'. I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened.
Mike Peters

Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This made it harder to communicate emotions through design.
Eva Zeisel
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Curve Translations

curve in Danish is sving
curve in Dutch is kromme, bocht, curve
curve in French is courbure
curve in Italian is curvatura
curve in Latin is sinus, incurvo, inflecto inflexi inflectum
curve in Norwegian is kurve, sving
curve in Portuguese is curva
curve in Spanish is curvo, curva, encorvadura
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