Definition of Curvilineal

1. Adjective. Characterized by or following a curved line. "Curvilinear motion"

Exact synonyms: Curvilinear
Similar to: Curved, Curving



Definition of Curvilineal

1. a. Consisting of, or bounded by, curved lines; as, a curvilinear figure.

Definition of Curvilineal

1. Adjective. (qualifier Of a line) Having bends; curved; curvilinear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curvilineal

curves
curvet
curveted
curveting
curvets
curvetted
curvetting
curvey
curvicaudate
curvicostate
curvier
curviest
curviform
curvilinead
curvilineads
curvilineal (current term)
curvilinear
curvilinear correlation
curvilinear regression
curvilinearities
curvilinearity
curvilinearly
curvily
curvimeter
curvimeters
curvinerved
curviness
curving
curvingly
curvings

Literary usage of Curvilineal

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1. The Molecular Tactics of a Crystal by William Thomson Kelvin (1894)
"We may call this quadrilateral a curvilineal parallelogram, because it' is a circuit composed of two FIG. 7. pairs of equal parallel curves. ..."

2. The Psychology of Froebel's Play-gifts by Denton Jaques Snider (1900)
"curvilineal Series. This corresponds to the rectilineal series previously considered and is the second head under the Gifts of Concrete Magnitude. ..."

3. The Principles of the Differential Calculus: With Its Application to Curves by John Hind (1831)
"To determine the greatest curvilineal Figure of a given species which can be inscribed in, and the least which can be described about another given ..."

4. Treatises on Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, and Electro-magnetism by Peter Mark Roget (1832)
"Mutual Action of Rectilineal and curvilineal Currents. (212.) If a terminated current, which describes a curve line ..."

5. A Complete Treatise on Practical Land-surveying, in All Its Departments by Anthony Nesbit (1847)
"To find the Area of a Segment of a Circle, or any other curvilineal Figure, by means of Equidistant Ordinates. RULE. If a right line AN be divided into any ..."

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