radius of curvature

noun phrase

: the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve

Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

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“Radius of curvature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radius%20of%20curvature. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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