See also: curvé
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɜːv/, [ˈkʰɜːv]
- (General American) IPA(key): /kɝv/, [ˈkʰɝv]
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)v
crooked — see crooked
curve (plural curves)
- 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 the plural) The attractive shape of a woman's body.
terms derived from curve (noun)
- algebraic curve
- Bézier curve
- closed curve
- cosine curve
- dragon curve
- elliptic curve
- horseshoe curve
- Jordan curve
- learning curve
- Lissajous curve
- nonsimple curve
- open curve
- pedal curve
- plane curve
- pursuit curve
- simple curve
- sine curve
- space curve
- spherical curve
- throw a curve
- throw someone a curve
geometry: one-dimensional figure
algebraic curve — see algebraic curve
informal: usually in plural: attractive features of a woman or informal: attractive shape of a woman's body
- (transitive) To bend; to crook.
- to curve a line
- to curve a pipe
- (transitive) To cause to swerve from a straight course.
- to curve a ball in pitching it
- (intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
- the road curves to the right
- (transitive) To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).
- The teacher will curve the test.
- (transitive) (slang) To reject, to turn down romantic advances.
- I was once curved three times by the same woman.
bend or turn gradually from a given direction
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- plural of
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of curvar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of curvar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of curvar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of curvar
- plural of