Curve vs Curvelet - What's the difference?

curve | curvelet |

As a verb curve

is .

As a noun curvelet is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




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


    (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


  • 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.




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