Meaning of CURVATURE in English

CURVATURE

n.

Pronunciation: ' k ə r-v ə - ˌ chu ̇ r, -ch ə r, - ˌ tyu ̇ r, - ˌ tu ̇ r

Function: noun

Date: 1603

1 : the act of curving : the state of being curved

2 : a measure or amount of curving specifically : the rate of change of the angle through which the tangent to a curve turns in moving along the curve and which for a circle is equal to the reciprocal of the radius

3 a : an abnormal curving (as of the spine) b : a curved surface of an organ

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.