Absolute curvature

(Geom.) that curvature of a curve of double curvature, which is measured in the osculating plane of the curve.
See under Absolute.

See also: Absolute, Curvature

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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