## CURL

### Curl

In vector calculus, the**curl**is a vector operator that describes the infinitesimal rotation of a 3-dimensional vector field. At every point in the field, the curl of that field is represented by a vector. The attributes of this vector characterize the rotation at that point.

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### curl

#### Noun

- A piece or lock of curling hair; a ringlet.
- A curved stroke or shape.
- A spin making the trajectory of an object curve.
- Movement of a moving rock away from a straight line.
- Any exercise performed by bending the arm, wrist, or leg on the exertion against resistance, especially those that train the biceps.
- The vector field denoting the rotationality of a given vector field.
- {{usex|The
**curl**of the vector field <math>\vec{F}=(xyz,xyz,xyz)</math> is the vector field <math>\vec{\nabla}\times\vec{F}=(xz-xy,xy-yz,yz-xz)</math>.|lang=en}}

- {{usex|The
- The vector operator, denoted <math>\rm{curl}\;</math> or <math>\vec{\nabla}\times\vec{\left(\cdot\right)}</math>, that generates this field.
- Any of various diseases of plants causing the leaves or shoots to curl up; often specifically the potato curl.
- The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the flame.

#### Verb

- To cause to move in a curve.
- To make into a curl or spiral.
- To assume the shape of a curl or spiral.
- To move in curves.
- To take part in the sport of curling
*I***curl**at my local club every weekend.

- To exercise by bending the arm, wrist, or leg on the exertion against resistance, especially of the biceps.
- To twist or form (the hair, etc.) into ringlets.
- To deck with, or as if with, curls; to ornament.
- To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
- To shape (the brim of a hat) into a curve.

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