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Tangent | Line that touches a curve | |

Bitangent | A line that touches a curve in two points. | |

Geodesic | A geodetic line or curve. | |

Ligature | A curve or line connecting notes; a slur. | |

Retort | To bend or curve back; as, a retorted line. | |

Crook | To turn from a straight line; to bend; to curve. | |

Curve | Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve line; a curve surface. | |

Graduator | An instrument for dividing any line, right or curve, into small, regular intervals. | |

Chord | A right line uniting the extremities of the arc of a circle or curve. | |

Rectification | The determination of a straight line whose length is equal a portion of a curve. | |

Secant | A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points. | |

Sweep | Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line. | |

Inflect | To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow. | |

Rhumb | A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle; -- called also rhumb line, and loxodromic curve. See Loxodromic. | |

Sinuosity | A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave line; a curve. | |

Parabolical | Generated by the revolution of a parabola, or by a line that moves on a parabola as a directing curve; as, a parabolic conoid. | |

Circle | A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center. | |

Normal | A straight line or plane drawn from any point of a curve or surface so as to be perpendicular to the curve or surface at that point. | |

Cycloid | A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane. | |

Catenary | The curve formed by a rope or chain of uniform density and perfect flexibility, hanging freely between two points of suspension, not in the same vertical line. | |

Mixtilinear | Containing, or consisting of, lines of different kinds, as straight, curved, and the like; as, a mixtilinear angle, that is, an angle contained by a straight line and a curve. | |

Bend | A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road. | |

Lituus | A spiral whose polar equation is r2/ = a; that is, a curve the square of whose radius vector varies inversely as the angle which the radius vector makes with a given line. | |

Curvature | The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve. | |

Latus rectum | The line drawn through a focus of a conic section parallel to the directrix and terminated both ways by the curve. It is the parameter of the principal axis. See Focus, and Parameter. |

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