# radius of curvature

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## radius of curvature

*n*

(Mathematics) the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point; the radius of a circle the curvature of which is equal to that of the given curve at that point. See also centre of curvature

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Noun | 1. | radius of curvature - the radius of the circle of curvature; the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point |

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