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# Curve vs. Trident

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(obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved.

‘a curve line’; ‘a curve surface’;

Tridentnoun

A three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork.

‘Poseidon's trident’;

Curvenoun

A gentle bend, such as in a road.

‘You should slow down when approaching a curve.’;

Tridentnoun

(geometry) A curve of third order of the form:

Curvenoun

A simple figure containing no straight portions and no angles; a curved line.

‘She scribbled a curve on the paper.’;

Tridentnoun

A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, - the common attribute of Neptune.

Curvenoun

A grading system based on the scale of performance of a group used to normalize a right-skewed grade distribution (with more lower scores) into a bell curve, so that more can receive higher grades, regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject.

‘The teacher was nice and graded the test on a curve.’;

Tridentnoun

A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators.

Curvenoun

(analytic geometry) A continuous map from a one-dimensional space to a multidimensional space.

Tridentnoun

A three-pronged fish spear.

Curvenoun

(geometry) A one-dimensional figure of non-zero length; the graph of a continuous map from a one-dimensional space.

Tridentnoun

A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.

Curvenoun

(algebraic geometry) An algebraic curve; a polynomial relation of the planar coordinates.

Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.

Curvenoun

(topology) A one-dimensional continuum.

Tridentnoun

a spear with three prongs

Curvenoun

The attractive shape of a woman's body.

Tridentnoun

a three-pronged spear, especially as an attribute of Poseidon (Neptune) or Britannia.

Curveverb

(transitive) To bend; to crook.

‘to curve a line’; ‘to curve a pipe’;

Tridentnoun

a US design of submarine-launched long-range ballistic missile.

Curveverb

(transitive) To cause to swerve from a straight course.

‘to curve a ball in pitching it’;

Trident

A trident is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm.

Curveverb

(intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.

‘the road curves to the right’;

Curveverb

To grade on a curve (bell curve of a normal distribution).

‘The teacher will curve the test.’;

Curveverb

(slang) To reject, to turn down romantic advances

Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface.

Curvenoun

A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal.

Curvenoun

A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight line.

Curveverb

To bend; to crook; as, to curve a line; to curve a pipe; to cause to swerve from a straight course; as, to curve a ball in pitching it.

Curveverb

To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.

Curvenoun

the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Curvenoun

a line on a graph representing data

Curvenoun

a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter

Curvenoun

the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

Curvenoun

Curveverb

turn sharply; change direction abruptly;

‘The car cut to the left at the intersection’; ‘The motorbike veered to the right’;

Curveverb

extend in curves and turns;

‘The road winds around the lake’;

Curveverb

form an arch or curve;

‘her back arches’; ‘her hips curve nicely’;

Curveverb

bend or cause to bend;

‘He crooked his index finger’; ‘the road curved sharply’;

Curveverb

form a curl, curve, or kink;

‘the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling’;

Curve

In mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is an object similar to a line, but that does not have to be straight. Intuitively, a curve may be thought of as the trace left by a moving point.