### Definition of Centre of curvature

1. Noun. The center of the circle of curvature.

Exact synonyms: Center Of Curvature
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Midpoint

### Definition of Centre of curvature

1. Noun. (mathematics for any point on a curve British Canada) The centre of the osculating circle at the point on the curve ¹

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Centre Of Curvature

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### Literary usage of Centre of curvature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1900)
"To find the coordinates of the centre of curvature of a central conic. ... The y of the ia _ z'Za centre of curvature then is — ^ — y'. ..."

2. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"Centre of Curvature for a Conchoid. — Let A It is easily seen that the circle ... Hence, to find the centre of curvature of the conchoid, described by the ..."

3. A Manual of the Mechanics of Engineering and of the Construction of Machines by Julius Ludwig Weisbach (1883)
"The centre of curvature of the envelope of any curve whatever is ... Determination of the Centre of Curvature.—If in a system (whose points move in parallel ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"Centre of Curvature for a Conchoid.—Let A be the pole, ... Hence, to find the centre of curvature of the conchoid described by the moving point PI, ..."

5. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1903)
"If by reflection or refraction a wave-front of negative curvature is produced such that the centre of curvature does not coincide with the point where the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Higher Plane Curves: Intended as a Sequel to A Treatise on by George Salmon (1879)
"The following investigation leads to the expressions for the coordinates of the centre of curvature, and for the radius of curvature ordinarily given in ..."

7. Elements of the Differential Calculus: With Examples and Applications : a by William Elwood Byerly (1901)
"Its radius is called the radius of curvature of the curve at the point, and its centre is called the centre of curvature. ..."