## CURVE

### Curve

In mathematics, a**curve**is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but which is not required to be straight. This entails that a line is a special case of curve, namely a curve with null curvature.

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### curve

#### Noun

- A gentle bend, such as in a road.
*You should slow down when approaching a***curve**.

- A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
*She scribbled a***curve**on the paper.

- A grading system based on the scale of performance of a group used to normalize a right-skewed grade distribution (with more lower scores) into a bell curve, so that more can receive higher grades, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject.
*The teacher was nice and graded the test on a***curve**

- 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.
- An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.
- A one-dimensional continuum.
- The attractive shape of a woman's body.

#### Verb

- To bend; to crook.
*to***curve**a line*to***curve**a pipe

- To cause to swerve from a straight course.
*to***curve**a ball in pitching it

- To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
*the road***curves**to the right

- To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).
*The teacher will***curve**the test.

#### Adjective

- Bent without angles; crooked; curved.
*a curve line**a curve surface*

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