Geometrical curve

Same as Algebraic curve; - so called because their different points may be constructed by the operations of elementary geometry.

See also: Geometric

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Alongside nearly abstract works such as this one, it was almost a shock to see not only Calderara's wide-awake Autoritratto (Self-Portrait), 1951, composed in shades of gray with a Constructivist severity, with a nearly geometrical curve to the eyebrows and a slight diagonal tilt to the face--but also, beside it, Figura al Sole (Figure in the Sun), 1949, the profile of a knitter with a headscarf seated in front of a grove of trees that opens onto a wide landscape.
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