Definition of curvature noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɜːvətʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrvətʃər//
[uncountable, countable] (specialist)
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the state of being curved; the amount that something is curved the curvature of the earth curvature of the spine The screen is made of stretched vinyl and has a slight curvature. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin curvatura, from curvare ‘to bend’, from curvus ‘bent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curvature