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circle of curvature
circle of curvature
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noun
Mathematics
.
the circle with its center on the normal to the concave side of a curve at a given point on the curve and with its radius equal to the radius of curvature at the point.
Also called
osculating circle
.
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circle of curvature
noun
the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
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