curvilinear

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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.
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iii) curvilinearly tapered coat-hanger die [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1C OMITTED]