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curve

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin curvus (bent, curved)

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curve

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

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NounEdit

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curve (plural curves)

  1. A gentle bend, such as in a road.
    You should slow down when approaching a curve.
  2. A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
    She scribbled a curve on the paper.
  3. 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
  4. (analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.
  5. (geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.
  6. (algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
  7. (topology) A one-dimensional continuum.
  8. (informal, usually in plural) The attractive shape of a woman's body.

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curve (third-person singular simple present curves, present participle curving, simple past and past participle curved)

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

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

curve f

  1. plural form of curva

AdjectiveEdit

curve

  1. feminine plural of curvo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

curve

  1. vocative masculine singular of curvus

LojbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Lojbanized spelling.

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GismuEdit

curve (rafsi cuv)

  1. pure; x1 is pure/unadulterated/unmitigated/simple in property x2 (ka).

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

curve

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of curvar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of curvar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of curvar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of curvar

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curve f pl

  1. plural form of curbe

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

curve

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of curvar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of curvar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of curvar.