curved shape

Definitions of curved shape

n the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

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
a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
closed curve
a curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints
a double curve resembling the letter S
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
the exterior curve of an arch
something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
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
a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
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.)
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
a curve that reverses the direction of something
sinuosity, sinuousness
having curves
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
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
the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles
a U-shaped curve in a stream
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
(biology) any hook-shaped process or part
a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
double helix
a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis
a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis
a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line
sine curve, sinusoid
the curve of y=sin x
a line generated by a point on a circle rolling around another circle
a line generated by a point on a circle that rolls around inside another circle
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a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

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