Showing 1-50 of 59 results

…A line or outline that gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length…

…the serpentine curves of the river…

…A graph of a normal (Gaussian) distribution, with a large rounded peak tapering away at each end…

…A smooth curve; especially (Nautical) one in the body of a ship.…

…A graph showing the variation in the light received over a period of time from a variable star or other varying celestial object…

…Any continuous curve which passes through all points of the unit square in two dimensions, especially when such a curve is the limit of an infinite series of modifications to a simple curve; (also in extended use) such a space-filling curve in higher dimensions.…

…A curve that is the pedal of a given curve.…

…A curve representing the relationship of a variable and the phase of something.…

…= pitch contour.…

…A curve drawn on polar coordinates around a fixed point, as in a polar diagram…

…Engineering. A graph showing power as a function of some other variable; specifically a graph of the power output of a vehicle or aircraft against engine speed.…

…A sphygmogram.…

…A curve representing periodic oscillations of constant amplitude as given by a sine function…

…A curve that is not confined to a single plane.…

…A graph in which one of the axes represents time; a variation with time.…

…A curve on a graph in which the yield of fixed-interest securities is plotted against the length of time they have to run to maturity…

…A line graph in which temperature is plotted against time so as to show a phase change, typically from a liquid or gas to a solid.…

…A graph showing how the demand for a commodity or service varies with changes in its price…

…A template used for drawing curved lines…

…A supposed relationship between economic activity and the rate of taxation that suggests the existence of an optimum tax rate that maximizes tax revenue…

…A graph on which the cumulative percentage of total national income (or some other variable) is plotted against the cumulative percentage of the corresponding population (ranked in increasing size of share). The extent to which the curve sags below a straight diagonal line indicates the degree of inequality of distribution…

…(Originally) a myogram; (later also) a graphic representation of any activity of a muscle.…

…A curve all of whose points are a fixed distance from some other given curve.…

…A graph of the breakdown voltage in a gas against the product of pressure and interelectrode distance.…

…A curve (especially on a graph or diagram) formed by short strokes.…

…A curve ball (originally that of Charles ‘Pretzel’ Getzein, and later applied to other, often German-American, pitchers).…

…A plane curve traced by a point moving round a fixed point at a gradually increasing distance; a spiral.…

…An S-shaped curve.…

…The rate of a person’s progress in gaining experience or new skills…

…A sigmoid curve used in population studies which increases exponentially for small values of the variable, and approaches a constant value asymptotically for large values…

…A graph used to calculate the amount of earth to be moved in the construction of a cutting or embankment.…

…A supposed inverse relationship between the level of unemployment and the rate of inflation…

…A curve or graph showing the relation of progress in learning something to the amount of practice put in.…

…A curve on a graph which shows the amount of something retained as a function of time, e.g. a substance by the body, moisture by the soil, (Psychol.) learning by a person or animal; frequently with modifying word(s).…

…A graph of the orbital speed of stars, gas clouds, etc., in a galaxy plotted against their distance from the galactic centre.…

…A graph showing the proportion of a population living after a given age, or at a given time after contracting a serious disease or receiving a radiation dose…

…The relationship between the size of a dose and the extent of the response to it…

…A curve on a graph (the axes of which represent quantities of two commodities) linking those combinations of quantities that the consumer regards as of equal value…

…A curve obtained by keeping constant one of the parameters in the parametric equations of a surface.…

…A graph showing the variation of population with time.…

…A graph of probabilities, especially of a probability distribution.…

…= regression line.…

…A survival curve…

…A curve of constantly changing radius, used to connect a circular arc to a straight line or to an arc of different curvature…

…A graph showing the relationship between two variable but interdependent quantities…

…A graph of magnetic flux density against magnetic field strength in the same region.…

…(Especially of a business or politician) ahead of (or lagging behind) current thinking or trends…

…A graph showing the relative frequency of different heights over an area.…

…A continuous curve constructed so as to pass through a given set of points and have a certain number of continuous derivatives…

…(Especially of a business or politician) ahead of (or lagging behind) current thinking or trends…