# Definition of "curve"

## curve

/kɜːv/

### noun

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

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

(topology) A one-dimensional continuum.

### verb

*third-person singular simple present*curves,*present participle*curving,*simple past and past participle*curved