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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Noun1.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
radius, r - the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
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