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radius of curvature

noun, Mathematics
1.
the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature at a point on a curve.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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British Dictionary definitions for radius curvature

radius of curvature

noun
1.
the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point; the radius of a circle the curvature of which is equal to that of the given curve at that point See also centre of curvature
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