curves (geometric figures)

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Scope note
Lines having a locus that may be conceived to be traced by a moving point, the direction of motion continuously changing or deviating from a straight line. A closed curve is a path that repeats itself, and thus encloses one or more regions; simple examples include circles, ellipses, and polygons. Open curves such as parabolas, hyperbolas, and spirals have infinite length.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024