Definition of Curved shape
1. Noun. The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes.
Specialized synonyms: Bell-shaped Curve, Gaussian Curve, Gaussian Shape, Normal Curve, Meander, Closed Curve, S-shape, Catenary, Cupid's Bow, Undulation, Wave, Extrados, Gooseneck, Intrados, Bend, Crook, Turn, Twist, Crotchet, Hook, Envelope, Arc, Crenation, Crenature, Crenel, Crenelle, Scallop, Spiral, Helix, Spiral, Perversion, Sinuosity, Sinuousness, Arch, Bell, Bell Shape, Campana, Arc, Bow, Crescent, Quadric, Quadric Surface, Line Roulette, Roulette
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Curve
Antonyms: Straight Line
Lexicographical Neighbors of Curved Shape
Literary usage of Curved shape
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"The curved shape is useless, as the uterus can be straightened before the insertion of the tent, and less force is needed for the insertion of a straight ..."
2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"The shell is named from the curved shape of its upper surface, like a pig's back. — Ital. porcella, a pig, dimin. of porco, a hog, pig. ..."
3. Track: A Complete Manual of Maintenance of Way, According to the Latest and by William Barclay Parsons (1886)
"... smooth-face Semaphore is due to its curved shape which is better able to resist the distortions of contraction in cooling and thus more closely retains ..."
4. The Printer's Dictionary of Technical Terms: A Handbook of Definations and by Alexander A. Stewart (1912)
"The printing forms for machines of this kind are stereotypes (for newspapers) cast in curved shape, or curved electrotypes for the better grades of work. ..."
5. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"... the same are curved or waving, and the laying wire lines are also formed in a waved or curved shape; and the numerical account or sum of each bank note, ..."
6. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"... or for the making of Paper with curved or waving Bar Lines, or with the Laying Wire Lines thereof in a waving or curved shape, or with any Number, Sum, ..."