Definitions of curvature

the rate of change ( at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

( medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal; " curvature of the spine"

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.

The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point.

A bending; as, curvature of the spine.

A curving or bending: the continual bending or the amount of bending from a straight line.

A curving or bending; deflection from a straight line.

The act of bending, or the state of being curved; amount or rate of bending.

The continual flexure or bending of a line from a rectilinear direction.

Crookedness, or the manner of being bent; a curve; a bending from a straight line.