Meaning of CURVATURE in English


/ ˈkɜːvətʃə(r); NAmE ˈkɜːrv-/ noun

[ U ] ( technical ) the state of being curved; the amount that sth is curved :

the curvature of the earth

curvature of the spine



late Middle English : via Old French from Latin curvatura , from curvare to bend, from curvus bent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.