# Definition:Curved Line

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## Definition

A **curved line** is a curve which is specifically not a straight line.

## Also known as

A **curved line** is also referred to as a **curve**, but $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ prefers to reserve that term for the general term for a line which may or may not be straight line.

## Also see

- Definition:Curve: the general term for a
**line**which may or may not be a straight line.

## Sources

- 1947: William H. McCrea:
*Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {I}$: Coordinate System: Directions: $\S 1$. Introductory: Nomenclature