Meaning of curvature
Pronunciation: (kûr'vu-chur, -choor"), [key]
- the act of curving or the state of being curved.
- a curved condition, often abnormal: curvature of the spine.
- the degree of curving of a line or surface.
- (at a point on a curve) the derivative of the inclination of the tangent with respect to arc length.
- the absolute value of this derivative.
- something curved.
- curvature (Thesaurus)