# Curve vs Curvelet - What's the difference?

curve | curvelet |

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## As a noun curvelet is

a small section of a curve (used in image processing).

# curve

## English

• (obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
• a curve line
a curve surface

### Noun

(wikipedia curve) (en noun)
• A gentle bend, such as in a road.
• You should slow down when approaching a curve .
• A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
• She scribbled a curve on the paper.
• A grading system based on the scale of performance of a group used to normalize a right-skewed grade distribution (with more lower scores) into a bell curve, so that more can receive higher grades, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject.
• The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve
• (analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
• (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
• (algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
• (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
• (informal, usually in plural) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
• #### Derived terms

* algebraic curve * * closed curve * cosine curve * curvaceous * curvy * dragon curve * elliptic curve * learning curve * Lissajous curve * Jordan curve * multicurve * nonsimple curve * open curve * pedal curve * plane curve * pursuit curve * simple curve * sine curve * space curve * spherical curve

### Verb

(curv)
• To bend; to crook.
• to curve a line
to curve a pipe
• To cause to swerve from a straight course.
• to curve a ball in pitching it
• To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
• the road curves to the right
• To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).
• The teacher will curve the test.

# curvelet

## English

### Noun

(wikipedia curvelet) (en noun)
• A small section of a curve (used in image processing)