Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun curvature

3 senses of curvature

Sense 1

curvature -- ((medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal; "curvature of the spine")

=> condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2

curvature -- (the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve)

=> derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative -- (the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx)

Sense 3

curvature, curve -- (the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface)

=> shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation -- (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes")