• A gentle bend, such as in a road.
  • A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • From Latin curvus. curb.

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