Definition of behind the curvechiefly US, disapproving
- We are behind the curve when it comes to advances in medicine.
: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from
: in, to, or toward the back
: later in time
: in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of
used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer
: following in order
: bent or formed into a curve
: to have or take a turn, change, or deviation from a straight line or plane surface without sharp breaks or angularity
: to cause to curve
: to throw a curveball to (a batter)
: a line especially when curved: such as
: the path of a moving point
: a line defined by an equation so that the coordinates of its points are functions of a single independent variable or parameter
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