curved shape

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Noun1.curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changescurved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shape, normal curve - a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
meander - a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
closed curve - a curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints
S-shape - a double curve resembling the letter S
catenary - the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points
Cupid's bow - the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow
undulation, wave - an undulating curve
extrados - the exterior curve of an arch
gooseneck - something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose)
intrados - the interior curve of an arch
bend, turn, crook, twist - a circular segment of a curve; "a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"
crotchet, hook - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
envelope - a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
arc - a continuous portion of a circle
crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle, scallop - one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
spiral - a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
helix, spiral - a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
perversion - a curve that reverses the direction of something; "the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"
sinuosity, sinuousness - having curves; "he hated the sinuosity of mountain roads"
arch - a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
bell shape, campana, bell - the shape of a bell
arc, bow - something curved in shape
crescent - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
quadric, quadric surface - a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
line roulette, roulette - a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
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The curved shape, which is so characteristic of the venue, is crucial and has high de-mands for the strength of the steel structures and has definitely been a challenge for the engineer-ing design.
PS26, LOEWE STRAW BASKET BAG: Made from straw and cut to a curved shape, this tote bag was designed by Spanish label Loewe.
Highways England said the bridge, north of junction 13, was built in the early 1960s, and due to its curved shape, there isn't enough headroom for HGVs to travel underneath when the hard shoulder becomes a new running lane.
The engine, featuring a front fan with 16 carbon composite blades, each twisted into a thin, aerodynamically curved shape, is encased in a carbon composite pod, or nacelle, that gives it a diameter of 184 inches at the widest point.
However, if you ever wondered what it is to enjoy a view from the mountain peaks, check these photos from Ve#318kyacute Krivaacute#328.There are several peaks in Slovakia called Krivaacute#328, referring to its curved shape.
Horseshoe Bay Beach, which got its name from its curved shape is the world's second-most Instagrammed beach with 90,404 posts.
Crafted from glass, it features a delicately curved shape and black confetti detailing.
The distal 25% of the whole radius length was used for alignment, in consideration of its influence on the curved shape of the radial shaft.
Heritage chiefs want Cables Wynd House and Linksview House - known as "the banany flats" for their curved shape - listed to ensure their survival.
Skewering each prawn twice, once through the head and once near the tail, will give them an attractive curved shape. The cooking time will be about five to seven minutes depending on size - the prawns will be done when the whole of the outside has changed colour to pink.
Exterior balcony I love the curved shape and it's a nice reminder of the building's past - it was once used to haul in bales of hay.