Definition of Characteristic curve
1. Noun. (electronics) graph showing how a particular characteristic of a device varies with other parameters.
Category relationships: Electronics
Generic synonyms: Graph, Graphical Record
Specialized synonyms: Frequency-response Characteristic, Frequency-response Curve
Medical Definition of Characteristic curve
1. Sensitometric curve of radiographic film, a plot of the film density versus the logarithm of the relative exposure. Synonym: H and D curve, Hunter and Driffield curve. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Characteristic Curve
Literary usage of Characteristic curve
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1917)
"The name characteristic curve* is self- explanatory, since they are the ... Let us consider a characteristic curve corresponding to the values a0, 60, ..."
2. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"A load-voltage curve plotted by using the total voltage generated in the armature instead of that at the brushes is called an internal- characteristic curve ..."
3. Vacuum Tubes in Wireless Communication: A Practical Textbook for Operators by Elmer Eustice Bucher (1918)
"We have already shown, in Figure 16, a characteristic curve of the two-electrode valve. (a) characteristic curve of Three-Electrode Valve. ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1887)
"That the characteristic curve is principally con- t rolled by the language ... What the general shape of the characteristic curve may 1)« for any writer is ..."
5. The Science and Practice of Photography: An Elementary Textbook on the by John Ransom Roebuck (1918)
"5, which is called the characteristic curve.* The curve consists of four distinct branches. The first curved portion, convex downward, is called the period ..."
6. Popular Science Monthly (1904)
"... the persistent peculiarities of this author in the use of words of different lengths and might be called the characteristic curve of his composition. ..."