- Formed or characterized by curving lines. Elements of late Gothic and Art Nouveau ornament are examples of curvilinear treatment of form. Also curvilineal.
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curvilinear — index sinuous, tortuous (bending) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
curvilinear — 1710, from curvi , comb. form of L. curvus (see CURVE (Cf. curve)) + linearis, from linea line (see LINE (Cf. line) (n.)). Earlier was curvilineal (1650s) … Etymology dictionary
curvilinear — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ contained by or consisting of a curved line or lines … English terms dictionary
curvilinear — [kʉr΄və lin′ē ər] adj. consisting of or enclosed by a curved line or lines: also curvilineal curvilinearly adv … English World dictionary
Curvilinear — Curvilineal Cur vi*lin e*al ( al), Curvilinear Cur vi*lin e*ar ( ?r), a. [L. curvus bent + E. lineal, linear.] Consisting of, or bounded by, curved lines; as, a curvilinear figure. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
curvilinear — adjective Etymology: Latin curvus + linea line Date: 1696 1. consisting of or bounded by curved lines ; represented by a curved line 2. marked by flowing tracery < curvilinear Gothic > • curvilinearity noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
curvilinear — curvilinearity /kerr veuh lin ee ar i tee/, n. curvilinearly, adv. /kerr veuh lin ee euhr/, adj. 1. consisting of or bounded by curved lines: a curvilinear figure. 2. forming or moving in a curved line. 3. formed or characterized by curved lines … Universalium
curvilinear — cur•vi•lin•e•ar [[t]ˌkɜr vəˈlɪn i ər[/t]] also cur vi•lin′e•al adj. 1) math. cv consisting of or bounded by curved lines: a curvilinear figure[/ex] 2) math. cv formed or characterized by curved lines • Etymology: 1700–10; < L curv(us) curve+ i … From formal English to slang
curvilinear — /kɜvəˈlɪniə / (say kervuh lineeuh) adjective 1. consisting of or bounded by curved lines: a curvilinear figure. 2. forming, or moving in a curved line. 3. formed, or characterised by, curved lines. Also, curvilineal … Australian English dictionary
curvilinear — adjective a) Having bends; curved; curvilineal. b) Formed by curved lines … Wiktionary