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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The property possessed by the arcing of a line or surface; The rate of change (at a point) of the angle between an arc and a tangent to the arc.

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  • curvature of the spine
  • As soon as world lines start to curve, you have to measure their curvature, that is "geodesic curvature".
  • To make the notion of curvature pathology more precise, we will use the manifestly physical idea of tidal force.
  • Spacetime in general relativity is instead said to have intrinsic curvature, which is mathematically quite simple but very difficult to visualize. for more
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