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My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
Kurt Cobain

Meaning of "curvature" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CURVATURE

curvature  [ˈkɜːvətʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CURVATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Curvature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CURVATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Curvature

In mathematics, curvature is any of a number of loosely related concepts in different areas of geometry. Intuitively, curvature is the amount by which a geometric object deviates from being flat, or straight in the case of a line, but this is defined in different ways depending on the context. There is a key distinction between extrinsic curvature, which is defined for objects embedded in another space in a way that relates to the radius of curvature of circles that touch the object, and intrinsic curvature, which is defined at each point in a Riemannian manifold. This article deals primarily with the first concept. The canonical example of extrinsic curvature is that of a circle, which everywhere has curvature equal to the reciprocal of its radius. Smaller circles bend more sharply, and hence have higher curvature. The curvature of a smooth curve is defined as the curvature of its osculating circle at each point. More commonly this is a scalar quantity, but one may also define a curvature vector that takes into account the direction of the bend as well as its sharpness.

Definition of curvature in the English dictionary

The first definition of curvature in the dictionary is something curved or a curved part of a thing. Other definition of curvature is any normal or abnormal curving of a bodily part. Curvature is also the act of curving or the state or degree of being curved or bent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CURVATURE


aperture
ˈæpətʃə
candidature
ˈkændɪdətʃə
coverture
ˈkʌvətʃə
cubature
ˈkjuːbətʃə
discoverture
dɪsˈkʌvətʃə
entablature
ɛnˈtæblətʃə
filature
ˈfɪlətʃə
implicature
ɪmˈplɪkətʃə
incurvature
ɪnˈkɜːvətʃə
judicature
ˈdʒuːdɪkətʃə
ligature
ˈlɪɡətʃə
musculature
ˈmʌskjʊlətʃə
nervature
ˈnɜːvətʃə
nomenclature
nəʊˈmɛnklətʃə
ossature
ˈɒsətʃə
quadrature
ˈkwɒdrətʃə
serrature
ˈsɛrətʃə
striature
ˈstraɪətʃə
subminiature
sʌbˈmɪnɪətʃə
tablature
ˈtæblətʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CURVATURE

curvaceous
curvaceously
curvaceousness
curvate
curvation
curvative
curvature of the spine
curve
curve ball
curved
curvedly
curvedness
curvesome
curvet
curvetted
curvetting
curvicaudate
curvicostate
curvifoliate
curviform

WORDS THAT END LIKE CURVATURE

adventure
armature
by nature
caricature
creature
feature
human nature
immature
legislature
literature
mature
miniature
Mother Nature
nature
premature
room temperature
signature
special feature
stature
temperature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of curvature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CURVATURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «curvature» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of curvature

Translation of «curvature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CURVATURE

Find out the translation of curvature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of curvature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «curvature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

曲率
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

curvatura
570 millions of speakers

English

curvature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वक्रता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انحناء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кривизна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

curvatura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বক্রতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

courbure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelengkungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krümmung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

曲率
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곡률
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lengkungan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வளைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वक्रता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eğrilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

curvatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzywizna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кривизна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

curbură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καμπυλότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kromming
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krökning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kurvatur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of curvature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CURVATURE»

The term «curvature» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.311 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CURVATURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about curvature

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4 QUOTES WITH «CURVATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word curvature.
1
Neil Armstrong
It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.
2
Kurt Cobain
My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
3
David Deutsch
The brain is the only kind of object capable of understanding that the cosmos is even there, or why there are infinitely many prime numbers, or that apples fall because of the curvature of space-time, or that obeying its own inborn instincts can be morally wrong, or that it itself exists.
4
Ethel Rosenberg
Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature since I was about thirteen and every once in a while that has given me some trouble, and at that time it began to kick up again. and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CURVATURE»

Discover the use of curvature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to curvature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Metric Spaces of Non-Positive Curvature
The purpose of this book is to describe the global properties of complete simply connected spaces that are non-positively curved in the sense of A. D. Alexandrov and to examine the structure of groups that act properly on such spaces by ...
Martin R. Bridson, André Häfliger, 1999
2
Curvature in Mathematics and Physics
This original Dover textbook is based on an advanced undergraduate course taught by the author for more than 50 years.
Shlomo Sternberg, 2013
3
Spaces of Constant Curvature
This book is the sixth edition of the classic Spaces of Constant Curvature, first published in 1967, with the previous (fifth) edition published in 1984.
Joseph Albert Wolf, 1972
4
Regularity Theory for Mean Curvature Flow
ThisbookstartedasasetofinformalnotesonBrakke’sregularitytheoryfor meancurvature?ow([B]).
Klaus Ecker, 2004
5
Riemannian Manifolds: An Introduction to Curvature
This text is designed for a one-quarter or one-semester graduate course on Riemannian geometry.
John M. Lee, 1997
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Surfaces with Constant Mean Curvature
It is now becoming clear that there is a rich theory of surfaces of constant mean curvature. In this book, the author presents numerous examples of constant mean curvature surfaces and techniques for studying them.
Katsuei Kenmotsu, 2003
7
Curvature and homology
Curvature and homology
Samuel I. Goldberg, 2011
8
Total Mean Curvature and Submanifolds of Finite Type
The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to two interesting topics in geometry which have developed over the last fifteen years, namely, total mean curvature and submanifolds of finite type.
Bang-yen Chen, 1984
9
Lecture Notes on Mean Curvature Flow
This book is an introduction to the subject of mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces with special emphasis on the analysis of singularities.
Carlo Mantegazza, 2011
10
Geometric Properties of Natural Operators Defined by the ...
This book presents results about the geometric conse-quences that follow if various natural operators defined in terms of the Riemann curvature tensor (the Jacobi operator, the skew-symmetric curvature operator, the Szabo operator, and ...
Peter B. Gilkey, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CURVATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term curvature is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Powerful Space Telescope Would Scan Alien Planets for Signs of Life
... after reaching orbit in 1990, its primary mirror was found to have been ground to the wrong curvature and it required a corrective attachment. «Space.com, Jul 15»
2
Researchers Discover Twisting Graphene Alters Electrical Properties
Researchers then ran tests on each possible curvature and how those curvatures impacted the graphene's dipole moment, and in doing so, ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
3
Windows Server 2003 end of life marked with ascent to the heavens
... that took the pictures, although not before it reached a height where you can clearly see the curvature of the Earth in the footage below. «Inquirer, Jul 15»
4
Alice in big new breakthrough
Early this year X-rays confirmed Alice was developing two medical conditions that led to curvature of her spine at the top of her back. «Spalding Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Disabled people enter India's civil services
She has scoliosis or curvature of the spine which disrupts her limb movement and has difficulty in moving and lifting objects. In 2010, the ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
6
Moto X 2015 3rd Generation vs Microsoft Lumia 940: Release Date …
"It's a fairly narrow handset that has an amount of curvature, and there's a rectangular camera area on the reverse that looks to have glass ... «Latino Post, Jul 15»
7
PhaseCam 6000 Dynamic Laser Interferometer
Its insensitivity to air turbulence makes it possible to accurately measure long radius-of-curvature optics, where the instrument may need to be located tens of ... «Photonics.com, Jul 15»
8
Caitlyn Jenner's Reality Show Is a Much-Needed Break From …
Maybe all 8 million words spent analyzing the curvature of Kim Kardashian's butt were worth it. If that's what it took for the world to embrace I Am ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
9
Liam Neeson meets Horsell teenager Evie Campbell after her …
Scoliosis is the abnormal twisting and curvature of the spine and typical signs include a prominent ribcage, a visibly curved spine or a shoulder ... «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
10
LG G4 S Confirmed With Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Mail does include a picture set with the leak, although it does look pretty much just like a regular LG G4 including the distinctive curvature to the ... «Know Your Mobile, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Curvature [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/curvature>. Dec 2019 ».
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