easement curve

easement curve

[′ēz·mənt ′kərv]
(civil engineering)
A curve, as on a highway, whose degree of curvature is varied to provide a gradual transition between a tangent and a simple curve, or between two simple curves which it connects. Also known as transition curve.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.