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curvature

Roget category 245

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.2. Special form

#245. Curvature

noun

curvature, curvity, curvationincurvature, incurvityincurvationbendflexure, flexion, flectionconflexurecrook, hook, bought, bendingdeflection, deflexioninflection, inflexionconcamerationarcuation, devexity, turn, deviation, detour, sweepcurl, curlingboughrecurvity, recurvationsinuosity etc. 248.
kink.
carve, arc, arch, arcade, vault, bow, crescent, half-moon, lunule, horseshoe, loop, crane neckparabola, hyperbola helix, spiralcatenary, festoonconchoid, cardioidcaustictraceryarched ceiling, arched roofbay window, bow window.
sine curvespline, spline curve, spline functionobliquity etc. 217.

verb

be curved, etc. adj. — curve, sweep, sway, swag, sagdeviate etc. 279curl, turnreenter.
render curved etc. adj. — flex, bend, curve, incurvateinflectdeflect, scatter [Phys.]refract (light) 420crook turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, concameratebow, curl, recurve, frizzle.
rotundity etc. 249convexity etc. 250.

adjective

curved etc. v. — curviform, curvilineal, curvilineardevex, deviousrecurved, recurvouscrumpbowed etc. v. — vaulted, hookedfalciform, falcatedsemicircular, crescenticsinusoid [Geom.], parabolic, paraboloidluniform, lunularsemilunar, conchoidalhelical, double helical, spiralkinky cordiform, cordatedcardioidheart shaped, bell shaped, boat shaped, crescent shaped, lens shaped, moon shaped, oar shaped, shield shaped, sickle shaped, tongue shaped, pear shaped, fig shapedkidney-shaped, reniformlentiform, lenticularbow-legged etc. (distorted) 243oblique etc. 217circular etc. 247.
aduncated, arclike, arcuate, arched, beakedbicorn, bicornuous, bicornuteclypeate, clypeiformcymbiform, embowed, galeiformhamate, hamiform, hamoushookedlinguiform, lingulate lobiform, lunate, navicular, peltate, remiform, rhamphoidrostrate, rostriferous, rostroidscutate, scaphoid, uncateunguiculate, unguiform.



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