curvature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin curvare, from Latin curvatura. See also curve.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • ˈkərvəCHər, -ˌCHo͝or

Noun[edit]

curvature (plural curvatures)

  1. The shape of something curved.
  2. (mathematics) The extent to which a subspace is curved within a metric space.
  3. (differential geometry) The extent to which a Riemannian manifold is intrinsically curved.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

curvature f

  1. plural form of curvatura

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

curvature f (oblique plural curvatures, nominative singular curvature, nominative plural curvatures)

  1. curvature

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