As a verb curve
As a noun curvelet is
a small section of a curve (used in image processing).
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(obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
- a curve line
- a curve surface
A gentle bend, such as in a road.
A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
- You should slow down when approaching a curve .
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.
- She scribbled a curve on the paper.
(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.
- The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve
* algebraic curve
* closed curve
* cosine curve
* dragon curve
* elliptic curve
* learning curve
* Lissajous curve
* Jordan curve
* 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 cause to swerve from a straight course.
- to curve a pipe
To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
- to curve a ball in pitching it
To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).
- the road curves to the right
- The teacher will curve the test.