### Definition of Curvilinear

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

Exact synonyms: Curvilineal
Similar to: Curved, Curving

### Definition of Curvilinear

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

2. Adjective. (geometry arts) Formed by curved lines. ¹

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### Literary usage of Curvilinear

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1. Applied Mechanics by Alfred Peter Poorman (1917)
"Velocity in curvilinear Motion. The velocity of a particle is its rate ... If the particle moves along a curved path, its motion is said to be curvilinear. ..."

2. Applied Mechanics by Alfred Peter Poorman (1917)
"Velocity in curvilinear Motion. The velocity of a particle is its rate ... If the particle moves along a curved path, its motion is said to be curvilinear. ..."

3. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1897)
"ON curvilinear COORDINATES. [From the Quarterly Journal of Pure and Applied ... THE present memoir is based upon Mr Warren's "Exercises in curvilinear and ..."

4. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"But there is an important and very large set of windows which are to be explained on other lines, and which we may call BELATED curvilinear. ..."

5. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1838)
"curvilinear, OR BENT MOTION. 220. We have seen that a single force acting on a body, (153,) drives it straight forward, and that two forces acting crosswise ..."

6. An Elementary Treatise on Analytic Mechanics by Edward Albert Bowser (1884)
"curvilinear MOTION. 147. Remarks on curvilinear Motion.â€”The motion, which was considered in the last chapter, was that of a particle describing a ..."

7. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1868)
"The Kinematics of a particle moving in a curvilinear path. 298.] The motion, whose incidents we have thus far considered, has been that of a particle ..."

8. Lectures on the Calculus of Variations by Oskar Bolza (1904)
"... b) concerning the introduction of geodesic parallel co-ordinates. a) curvilinear co-ordinates in general: Let us introduce, instead of the rectangular ..."