Definition of curvature
2 : a measure or amount of curving; specifically : the rate of change of the angle through which the tangent to a curve turns in moving along the curve and which for a circle is equal to the reciprocal of the radius
3a : an abnormal curving (as of the spine)b : a curved surface of an organ
Examples of curvature in a Sentence
The lenses have different curvatures.
the curvature of the earth
The machine measures the eyeball's degree of curvature.
a disease that can cause curvature of the spine
Recent Examples of curvature from the Web
Your hips move from side to side accentuating the body's seductive curvature, and your hands make swiping motions clearing the runway for your performance.
The lights are synced with the curvature and height of the castle’s walls and turrets, and the whole shebang is set to a new arrangement by composer John Williams.
The home's most striking feature is the curvature of Tirranna and its glass walls which offer a panoramic view of the Noroton River and a dramatic waterfall.
The curvature of the Earth limits the area that a radar station can monitor.
IIHS and the Highway Loss Data Institute analyzed insurance claims data and found that cars with high-tech lights that swivel with the curvature of the road are involved in fewer accidents.
Acer As this is a monitor built for gaming, the centerpiece, besides the immersive 1800R curvature, are the extra Nvidia goodies built in.
Squeeze the gluteus to create pelvic stability while keeping a neutral lower spine (staying within the natural curvature).
At 80,000 feet, the curvature of Earth became visible.
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First Known Use of curvature
CURVATURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curvature for English Language Learners
: the amount that something is curved
medical : a condition in which your spine is curved in an abnormal way
CURVATURE Defined for Kids
Definition of curvature for Students
: a part having a somewhat round shape
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