1. A circular segment of a curve:; SYN. crook, turn.
2. Curved segment; SYN. curve.
3. Diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left; SYN. bend dexter.
4. The act of bending something; SYN. bending, flex, flexion, flection, inflection.
In geometry, the locus of a point moving according to specified conditions. The circle is the locus of all points equidistant from a given point (the center). Other common geometrical curves are the ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola, which are also produced when a cone is cut by a plane at different angles.
Many curves have been invented for the solution of special problems in geometry and mechanics—for example, the cissoid (the inverse of a parabola) and the cycloid.
1. A baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter; SYN. curve ball, breaking ball, bender.
2. A line on a graph representing data.
3. The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes; SYN. curved shape.
1. The act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; SYN. turning.
2. Turning away or in the opposite direction.
3. The activity of doing something in an agreed succession; or; SYN. play.
4. An unforeseen development; SYN. turn of events, twist.
5. A favor for someone; SYN. good turn.
6. Taking a short walk out and back.
7. (In sports) A period of play during which one team is on the offensive; SYN. bout, round.
1. A movement in a new direction; SYN. turn.
2. Act of changing in practice or custom: