Definition of radius of curvature in English:

radius of curvature

Syllabification: ra·di·us of cur·va·ture

noun

Mathematics
  • The radius of a circle that touches a curve at a given point and has the same tangent and curvature at that point.
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    • The display can be flexed in all directions and bent to form a curve with a radius of curvature of less than 20 cm, Tosh says.
    • In the paper Friedmann showed that the radius of curvature of the universe can be either an increasing or a periodic function of time.
    • In the same year he published a paper giving a lower limit for the radius of curvature of space as 2500 light years.

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