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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: curvatura, from curvare; CURVE2

curvature

noun
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns, Maths
cur‧va‧ture [uncountable and countable] technical
CF the state of being curved, or the degree to which something is curved
curvature of
the curvature of the Earth's surface
He suffered from curvature of the spine.

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