curvilinear

(redirected from curvilineal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

curvilinear

, curvilineal
1. consisting of, bounded by, or characterized by a curved line
2. along a curved line
3. Maths (of a set of coordinates) determined by or determining a system of three orthogonal surfaces

Curvilinear

Forms that are bounded by or characterized by curved lines, whether geometric or free-flowing.

curvilinear

[′kər·və′lin·ē·ər]
(science and technology)
Pertaining to curved lines, as in curvilinear coordinates or curvilinear motion.