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curves, plural;
  1. Form or cause to form a curve
    • - her mouth curved in a smile
    • - starting with arms outstretched, curve the body sideways
  1. A line or outline that gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length
    • - the parapet wall sweeps down in a bold curve
  2. A place where a road deviates from a straight path
    • - the vehicle rounded a curve
  3. A curving contour of a woman's figure

  4. A line on a graph (whether straight or curved) showing how one quantity varies with respect to another
    • - the population curve
  5. A system in which grades are assigned to students based on their performance relative to other students, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject
    • - grades were marked on a curve

  1. swerve: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  2. the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
  3. a line on a graph representing data
  4. wind: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
  5. a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  6. arch: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
  7. In mathematics, a curve is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line (geometry) but which is not required to be straight. Often curves in two-dimensional (plane curves) or three-dimensional (space curves) Euclidean space are of interest.
  8. Curve is the second studio album by Canadian country music group Doc Walker. The album was nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2003 Juno Awards.
  9. Curve was an English music group formed in 1990 chiefly around the collaboration of singer/songwriter Toni Halliday and bassist/guitarist/programmer Dean Garcia.
  10. Curve is a lesbian magazine in the United States. It covers news, politics, social issues, and includes celebrity interviews and stories on entertainment, pop culture, style, travel, and a website that hosts an internet forum focusing on lesbian issues, active since 2000.
  11. Differential geometry of curves is the branch of geometry that deals with smooth curves in the plane and in the Euclidean space by methods of differential and integral calculus.
  12. Curve is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Cultural quarter in Leicester City Centre. Before being named Curve, it was referred to as Leicester Performing Arts Centre. It is adjacent to the Leicester Athena conference and banqueting centre.
  13. A gentle bend, such as in a road; A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line; A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space; A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space; ...
  14. (CURVES) The minimum degree of turning movement that a bike may travel without turning into oncoming traffic.
  15. (Curves) An illustration of the different combinations of commodity quantities that would bring the whole community (here, the nation) the same level of satisfaction.
  16. (Curves) Exposure of film to light creates density on that film. With exposure on one axis and density on the other, a graph can be drawn representing the relationship between the two. The line this relationship creates is known as a characteristic curve. ...
  17. (Curves) Image Editing Software tools that allow users to change color, contrast etc in a non-linear fashion.
  18. (Curves) Smooth gradual bends in a line.
  19. (Curves) Track bent to form 90, 120, 135 and 150 degree angles. Radii for standard models are 10" (254mm) and 14" (356mm). Wide Body models are 22" (599mm). Special curves and radii are available.
  20. Pitch that moves down, across, or down and across, depending upon the rotation of the ball.
  21. Ball that breaks from right to left (for right-handers) in a huge arc (and vice-versa for lefties).
  22. The continuous image of the unit interval.
  23. 1-deminsional geometric primitive, representing the continuous image of a line (see OGC Abstract Specification (Topic 1) clause 6.3.16)
  24. A ball that has a big, slow break. Compare to hook.
  25. As in tone curve, or color correction curve. Beginning as a 45° angle line running up to the right, this line is adjusted into a curve shape by the user to effect color or tone correction. ...