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Meaning of curve

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
           [syn: {curve}, {curved shape}] [ant: {straight line}]
      2: a line on a graph representing data
      3: a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its
         path curves as it approaches the batter [syn: {curve}, {curve
         ball}, {breaking ball}, {bender}]
      4: the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
         [syn: {curvature}, {curve}]
      5: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
         [syn: {bend}, {curve}]
      v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to
           the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
           right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer},
           {slue}, {slew}, {cut}]
      2: extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake";
         "the path twisted through the forest" [syn: {wind}, {twist},
      3: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve
         nicely" [syn: {arch}, {curve}, {arc}]
      4: bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the
         road curved sharply" [syn: {crook}, {curve}]
      5: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at
         the ceiling" [syn: {curl}, {curve}, {kink}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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