curvature

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɝ.və.tʃɚ/
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Noun[edit]

curvature (countable and uncountable, plural curvatures)

  1. The shape of something curved.
    • 9 October 2018, A. A. Dowd, AV Club The star and director of La La Land reunite for First Man’s spectacular trip to the moon [1]
      In the first of the movie’s many striking images, we share his majestic view from the top, the curvature of the planet and the glow of the horizon brilliantly reflected in his helmet.
  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.

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

curvature f

  1. plural of curvatura

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

curvātūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of curvātūrus

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. curvature

Descendants[edit]