degree of curve

Definition of degree of curve

: a measure of the sharpness of curvature, for U.S. railroads usually being the angle subtended at the center of curvature by a chord 100 ft. long and for highways by an arc 100 ft. long

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“Degree of curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degree%20of%20curve. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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