Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 245 (Curvature)

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#245. Curvature. -- N. curvature, curvity[obs], curvation[obs]; incurvature[obs], incurvity|; incurvation[obs]; bend; flexure, flexion, flection[obs]; conflexure|; crook, hook, bought, bending; deflection, deflexion[obs]; inflection, inflexion[obs]; concameration[obs]; arcuation[obs], devexity|, turn, deviation, detour, sweep; curl, curling; bough; recurvity[obs], recurvation[obs]; sinuosity &c. 248.


carve, arc, arch, arcade, vault, bow, crescent, half-moon, lunule[obs], horseshoe, loop, crane neck; parabola, hyperbola; helix, spiral; catenary[obs], festoon; conchoid[obs], cardioid; caustic; tracery; arched ceiling, arched roof; bay window, bow window.

sine curve; spline, spline curve, spline function; obliquity &c. 217.

V. be curved &c. adj[intrans].; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate &c. 279; curl, turn; reenter.

[trans] render curved &c. adj.; flex, bend, curve, incurvate[obs]; inflect; deflect, scatter[Phys]; refract (light) 420; crook; turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, concamerate[obs]; bow, curl, recurve, frizzle.

rotundity &c. 249; convexity &c. 250.

Adj. curved &c. v.; curviform[obs], curvilineal[obs], curvilinear; devex|, devious; recurved, recurvous[obs]; crump[obs]; bowed &c. v.; vaulted, hooked; falciform[obs], falcated[obs]; semicircular, crescentic; sinusoid[Geom], parabolic, paraboloid; luniform[obs], lunular[obs]; semilunar, conchoidal[obs]; helical, double helical, spiral; kinky; cordiform[obs], cordated[obs]; cardioid; heart shaped, bell shaped, boat shaped, crescent shaped, lens shaped, moon shaped, oar shaped, shield shaped, sickle shaped, tongue shaped, pear shaped, fig shaped; kidney- shaped, reniform; lentiform[obs], lenticular; bow-legged &c. (distorted) 243; oblique &c. 217; circular &c. 247.

aduncated[obs], arclike[obs], arcuate, arched,beaked; bicorn[obs], bicornuous[obs], bicornute[obs]; clypeate[obs], clypeiform[obs]; cymbiform[obs], embowed[obs], galeiform[obs]; hamate[obs], hamiform[obs], hamous[obs]; hooked; linguiform[obs], lingulate[obs]; lobiform[obs], lunate, navicular[obs], peltate[obs], remiform[obs], rhamphoid[obs]; rostrate[obs], rostriferous[obs], rostroid[obs]; scutate[obs], scaphoid[obs], uncate[obs]; unguiculate[obs], unguiform[obs].