# Skewed vs. Curve — What's the Difference?

## Difference Between Skewed and Curve

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#### Skewed

To turn or place at an angle

Skew the cutting edge of a plane.

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#### 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.

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#### Skewed

To give a bias to; distort

The use of a limited sample skewed the findings of the study.

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#### Curve

A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.

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#### Skewed

To take an oblique course or direction.

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#### Curve

A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.

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#### Skewed

To look obliquely or sideways.

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#### Curve

Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.

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#### Skewed

To display a statistical tendency toward

A television program that skews toward teenagers.

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#### Curve

A relatively smooth bend in a road or other course.

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#### Skewed

Placed or turned to one side; asymmetric.

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#### Curve

A line representing data on a graph.

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#### Skewed

Distorted or biased in meaning or effect.

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#### Curve

A trend derived from or as if from such a graph

"Once again, the politicians are behind the curve" (Ted Kennedy).

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#### Skewed

Having a part that diverges, as in gearing.

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#### Curve

A graphic representation showing the relative performance of individuals as measured against each other, used especially as a method of grading students in which the assignment of grades is based on predetermined proportions of students.

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#### Skewed

(Mathematics) Neither parallel nor intersecting. Used of straight lines in space.

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#### Curve

The graph of a function on a coordinate plane.

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#### Skewed

(Statistics) Not symmetrical about the mean. Used of distributions.

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#### Curve

The intersection of two surfaces in three dimensions.

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#### Skewed

An oblique or slanting movement, position, or direction.

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#### Curve

The graph of the solutions to any equation of two variables.

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#### Skewed

Twisted at an angle.

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#### Curve

(Baseball) A curve ball.

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#### Skewed

Biased, distorted

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#### Curve

(Slang) Something that is unexpected or designed to trick or deceive.

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#### Skewed

Simple past tense and past participle of skew

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#### Curve

To move in or take the shape of a curve

The path curves around the lake.

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#### Skewed

Having an oblique or slanting direction or position;

The picture was skew

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#### Curve

To cause to curve.

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#### Curve

(Baseball) To pitch (a ball) with a curve.

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#### Curve

To grade (students, for example) on a curve.

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#### Curve

(obsolete) Bent without angles; crooked; curved. Category:en:Curves

A curve line

A curve surface

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#### Curve

A gentle bend, such as in a road.

You should slow down when approaching a curve.

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#### Curve

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

She scribbled a curve on the paper.

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#### Curve

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.

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

(topology) A one-dimensional continuum.

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#### Curve

The attractive shape of a woman's body.

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#### Curve

(transitive) To bend; to crook.

To curve a line

To curve a pipe

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#### Curve

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

To curve a ball in pitching it

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#### Curve

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

The road curves to the right

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#### Curve

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

The teacher will curve the test.

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#### Curve

(transitive) (slang) To reject, to turn down romantic advances.

I was once curved three times by the same woman.

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

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.

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

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#### Curve

A line on a graph representing data

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#### Curve

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

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#### Curve

The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

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#### Curve

Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

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#### Curve

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly;

The car cut to the left at the intersection

The motorbike veered to the right

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#### Curve

Extend in curves and turns;

The road winds around the lake

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#### Curve

Form an arch or curve;

Her back arches

Her hips curve nicely

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#### Curve

Bend or cause to bend;

He crooked his index finger

The road curved sharply

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#### Curve

Form a curl, curve, or kink;

The cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

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