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Related / Similar Words: curve ball, breaking ball, bender, bend, curvature, curved shape, curl, kink, swerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, crook, arch, arc, wind

 

Definition:
  • a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter;
  • curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.);
  • the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface;
  • a line on a graph representing data;
  • the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes;
  • form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling";
  • turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right";
  • bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply";
  • form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely";
  • extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake";

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    Hyponyms: blind curve, blind bend, elbow, hairpin bend, curliness, straightness, regression line, regression curve, normal curve, bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shape, meander, closed curve, S-shape, catenary, Cupid's bow, wave, undulation, extrados, gooseneck, intrados, bend, crook, turn, hook, crotchet, envelope, arc, scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle, spiral, helix, perversion, sinuosity, sinuousness, arch, bell, bell shape, campana, bow, crescent, quadric, quadric surface, roulette, line roulette, peel off, yaw, recurve, camber, circumvolute, snake

     

    Entailments: flex, bend, deform, twist, turn

     

    Part Meronyms: road, route, graph, graphical record

     

    Derivational Morphology: bend, curl, kink, wind, swerve, sheer, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, arch, arc, twist, twirl, coil, whorl, roll, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, swerving, veering, course, curved shape, yaw, curvature, crook, turn, bow, archway

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: kurwe   Catalan: corba, f and revolt,  
    Dutch: curve   Esperanto: kurbo  
    Finnish: kaari and kaarre   French: courbe  
    Hungarian: görbe   Italian: curva  
    Japanese: 曲線   Russian: изгиб  
    Slovene: krivulja   Swedish: kurva  
    Telugu: వంపు  
     
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