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curve1 S3 W3 [countable]

1 a line that gradually bends like part of a circle

2 a line on a graph that gradually bends and represents a change in the amount or level of something :

The curve illustrates costs per capita.

3 a bend in a road, river etc :

The car took the curve much too quickly.

4DS also curve ball in baseball, a ball that spins and moves in a curve when it is thrown, so that it is difficult to hit

5## throw somebody a curve

American English to surprise someone with a question or problem that is difficult to deal with

Definition of curve from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
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