curved shape

Definitions of curved shape
  1. noun
    the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    synonyms: curve
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    straight line
    a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature
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    Gaussian curve, Gaussian shape, bell-shaped curve, normal curve
    a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
    meander
    a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
    closed curve
    a curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints
    S-shape
    a double curve resembling the letter S
    catenary
    the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
    Cupid's bow
    the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
    undulation, wave
    an undulating curve
    extrados
    the exterior curve of an arch
    gooseneck
    something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
    intrados
    the interior curve of an arch
    bend, crook, turn, twist
    a circular segment of a curve
    crotchet, hook
    a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    envelope
    a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
    arc
    a continuous portion of a circle
    crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle, scallop
    one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    spiral
    a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
    helix, spiral
    a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    perversion
    a curve that reverses the direction of something
    sinuosity, sinuousness
    having curves
    arch
    a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
    bell, bell shape, campana
    the shape of a bell
    arc, bow
    something curved in shape
    crescent
    any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
    quadric, quadric surface
    a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
    line roulette, roulette
    a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
    limb
    the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles
    oxbow
    a U-shaped curve in a stream
    rainbow
    an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
    Jordan curve, simple closed curve
    a closed curve that does not intersect itself
    uncus
    (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
    bight
    a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
    double helix
    a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis
    hyperboloid
    a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis
    cycloid
    a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line
    sine curve, sinusoid
    the curve of y=sin x
    epicycloid
    a line generated by a point on a circle rolling around another circle
    hypocycloid
    a line generated by a point on a circle that rolls around inside another circle
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    line
    a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
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