curve

  • 1 curve — [kɜːv ǁ kɜːrv] noun [countable] a diagram showing how a price or an amount changes in relation to another price, amount etc: • The price curve is rising as the bond gets closer to maturity. US /kɜːv/ noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS a line on a graph… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Curve — Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 curve — vb Curve, bend, twist are comparable when they mean to swerve or cause to swerve or deviate from a straight line or a normal direction or course. Curve is the word of widest application, and it may describe any deviation or swerving from the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 curve — [kʉrv] adj. [L curvus, bent: see CROWN] Archaic curved n. 1. a line having no straight part; bend having no angular part 2. a thing or part having the shape of a curve 3. the act of curving, or the extent of this 4. [pl.] the pronounced curving… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 curve — ⇒CURVE, adj. Rare. Courbe. J appris les secrets Des pertuisés roseaux et de la curve flûte (MORÉAS, Sylves, 1896, p. 161). Rem. Canada 1930, BÉL. 1957, DUL. 1968 attestent curve, subst. fém., région. (Canada) au sens de « courbe, tournant,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 Curve — Curve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curved} (k[^u]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curving}.] [L. curvare., fr. curvus. See {Curve}, a., {Curb}.] To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Curve — (k[^u]rv), a. [L. curvus bent, curved. See {Cirb}.] Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Curve — (englisch für „Kurve; Rundung“) bezeichnet: eine britische Rock /Electronica Band, siehe Curve (Band) eine US amerikanische Lesbenzeitschrift, siehe Curve (Zeitschrift) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 curve — curve; curve·some; in·curve; …

    English syllables

  • 10 Curve — Curve, v. i. To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 curve — [n] arched, rounded line or object ambit, arc, arch, bend, bight, bow, camber, catenary, chord, circle, circuit, circumference, compass, concavity, contour, crook, curlicue, curvation, curvature, ellipse, festoon, flexure, hairpin, half moon,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 curve — ► NOUN 1) a line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length. 2) a line on a graph showing how one quantity varies with respect to another. ► VERB ▪ form or cause to form a curve. ORIGIN from Latin curvus …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Curve — (v. lat., Math.), krumme Linie (vgl. Linie). Man unterscheidet ebene Curven od. Curven einfacher Krümmung, welche ganz in einer Ebene liegen, z.B. der Kreis, u. Curven doppelter Krümmung, von denen kein noch so kleiner Theil in einer Ebene liegt …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Curve — Curve, in der Geometrie eine krumme Linie, nach gewissen Grundsätzen gezogen (Kreis, Ellipse etc.). Man bestimmt sie durch eine Gleichung zweier veränderlichen Größen, welche die Entfernung der C. von 2 bestimmten geraden Linien angeben. Diese… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Curve — For other uses, see Curve (disambiguation). A parabola, a simple example of a curve In mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but which is not required to be straight.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 curve — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line or surface that bends ADJECTIVE ▪ gentle, graceful, slight, smooth, soft ▪ sharp, tight ▪ sweepi …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 curve — I n. 1) to describe, make a curve (the road makes a curve to the right) 2) to plot a curve ( to locate a curve by plotted points ) 3) (teaching) to grade (AE), mark on a curve 4) a hairpin, horseshoe; sharp curve II v. 1) to curve sharply 2) (D;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 curve — curvedly /kerr vid lee/, adv. curvedness, n. curveless, adj. /kerrv/, n., v., curved, curving, adj. n. 1. a continuously bending line, without angles. 2. the act or extent of curving. 3. any curved outline, form, thing, or part. 4. a curved… …

    Universalium

  • 19 curve — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A bend] Syn. sweep, flexure, bow, arch, crescent, horseshoe, circuit, curvature, crook, oxbow, catenary, trajectory, conic section, sinus, camber. Types of curves include: bell curve, bell shaped curve, hairpin curve, S… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 curve — curve1 W3S3 [kə:v US kə:rv] n 1.) a line that gradually bends like part of a circle curve of ▪ the curve of her hips ▪ a sweeping curve of railroad track 2.) a line on a ↑graph that gradually bends and represents a change in the amount or level… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English