radius of curvature

noun Mathematics.
the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature at a point on a curve.


Origin:
1745–55

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radius of curvature
 
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See also centre of curvature 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

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Offset measurements to calculate degree of damage and radius of curvature.
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