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center of curvature

noun, Mathematics
the center of the circle of curvature.
Origin of center of curvature
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In order to prevent vertical movement as the bearing rotates, the rocker and top of web plate have the same center of curvature.
  • At its center of curvature is a shaft, from which hangs a compressor plate across the container.
  • The center of curvature is the center of the sphere, part of whose surface forms the mirror.

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