|1.||a continuously bending line that has no straight parts|
|2.||something that curves or is curved, such as a bend in a road or the contour of a woman's body|
|3.||the act or extent of curving; curvature|
|a. a system of points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation; a locus of points|
|b. the graph of a function with one independent variable|
|5.||a line representing data, esp statistical data, on a graph: an unemployment curve|
|6.||ahead of the curve ahead of the times; ahead of schedule|
|7.||behind the curve behind the times; behind schedule|
|8.||short for French curve|
|9.||to take or cause to take the shape or path of a curve; bend|
|[C15: from Latin curvāre to bend, from curvus crooked]|
A line or surface that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
A curved line representing variations in data on a graph.