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curvenoun [C]

uk   /kɜːv/  us   /kɝːv/
B2 a ​line that ​bendscontinuously and has no ​straightparts: a curve in the ​road the curve of a ​graph
the curved ​shape in which a ​ballmoves when it is ​hit or ​kicked in a ​particular way: The ​ballswung into a ​reverse curve.

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curveverb [I]

uk   /kɜːv/  us   /kɝːv/
curved
adjective uk   /kɜːvd/  us   /kɝːvd/
a curved ​surface
(Definition of curve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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curveverb [I/T]

 us   /kɜrv/
to ​form or move in the ​direction of a ​line that ​turnscontinuously and has no ​straightparts, or to ​cause something to do this: [I] The ​road curves around the ​cemetery.
curve
noun [C]  us   /kɜrv/
a curve in a ​road
(Definition of curve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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curvenoun [C]

uk   us   /kɜːv/
GRAPHS & CHARTS a ​line on a ​graph that ​shows a ​relationship between two sets of ​information, for ​examplechanges in ​price over ​time: Copper looks like it has ​reached the ​top of its ​price curve.a falling/downward curve Research ​spending has been on a ​falling curve. a ​rising/​upward curvea steep/smooth/sharp curve Climate ​change appears to ​demand we put our electricity ​usage on a ​steepdownward curve.
ahead of the curve
more ​advanced, or ​developing, ​understanding something, or ​reaching a ​point more quickly than other things or ​people: The ​ability to speak two ​languages puts you ​ahead of the curve in the ​jobmarket.
behind the curve
less ​advanced, or ​developing, ​understanding something, or ​reaching a ​point more slowly than other things or ​people: The latest ​priceindices are well behind the curve and have not yet ​picked up dramatic ​changes in ​consumerconfidence.
(Definition of curve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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