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  • n  the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
  • n  a line on a graph representing data
  • n  a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  • n  the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
  • n  curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  • v  turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • v  extend in curves and turns
  • v  form an arch or curve
    her hips curve nicely
  • v  bend or cause to bend
    the road curved sharply
  • v  form a curl, curve, or kink

  • Marichal's curve ball can be pretty illusory too.
  • His curve plots popularity against inventory.
  • The Laffer curve is an interesting concept, and it is a true concept.
News & Articles

  • Curve-Rock Cats PPD Again Thursday Night
    NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT - The Altoona Curve and the New Britain Rock Cats were postponed on Thursday night due to weather in the area. This game will be made up as part of a doubleheader later on this season at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.
    June 14, 2013 - WTAJ-TV Altoona
  • Learning curve on upswing for Hawks
    The 2013 season continued to be a learning curve for the young Westland Huron Valley Lutheran girls softball team.
    June 13, 2013 - Plymouth Observer
  • Curve Series Opener In New Britain PPD
    Curve and Rock Cats will play a double-header tomorrow beginning at 5:35.
    June 12, 2013 - WTAJ-TV Altoona

  • Lolo Jones in MSNBC (press release)
    It was like racing a car at max velocity. When you hit a curve, you either maintain control or you crash and burn,Jones said. "Today, I crashed and burned. I'm shocked and sad. But I'm happy for the girls."
  • Tyson Gay in USA Today
    Before I went out on the track I felt a little tightness in my hamstring so I had kind of a bad feeling,Gay said in a statement released by USATF. "When I came off the curve the first two steps were fine, and then I felt it, sort of a...
  • Michael Johnson in Chicago Tribune
    I don't think he will break it here,Johnson said Wednesday, "but I wouldn't be shocked or surprised (if he did). In order to run 19.30, he has to run the curve better and hold his speed for longer. I didn't think he would run 9.69 (in the...

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