WordNet Search - 3.1

Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations

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- S: (n) vector (a variable quantity that can be resolved into components)
- S: (n) vector (a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction)
*direct hyponym*/*full hyponym**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) straight line (a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature)
*"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"* - S: (n) line (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)
*direct hyponym*/**full hyponym**- S: (n) curve (a line on a graph representing data)
- S: (n) regression line, regression curve (a smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis; for linear regression the curve is a straight line)
- S: (n) curve, curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)
- S: (n) normal curve, bell-shaped curve, Gaussian curve, Gaussian shape (a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution)
- S: (n) meander (a bend or curve, as in a stream or river)
- S: (n) closed curve (a curve (such as a circle) having no endpoints)
- S: (n) simple closed curve, Jordan curve (a closed curve that does not intersect itself)
- S: (n) loop (anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself))
- S: (n) band (a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration)
- S: (n) belt (endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys)
- S: (n) band (a driving belt in machinery)
- S: (n) conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyer, conveyor, transporter (a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory))
- S: (n) carousel, carrousel, luggage carousel, luggage carrousel (a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers)
- S: (n) driving belt (a belt that carries motion from a motor to the machinery)
- S: (n) fan belt (a belt driven by the crankshaft that drives a fan that pulls air through the radiator)
- S: (n) track, caterpillar track, caterpillar tread (an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground)
- S: (n) half track (a track that goes around only rear wheels)
- S: (n) drip loop (a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building)
*"when it rained water would fall from the drip loop before it reached the building"* - S: (n) noose, running noose, slip noose (a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled)
- S: (n) clinch, clench (a small slip noose made with seizing)
- S: (n) double clinch (a clinch with two loops)
- S: (n) inside clinch (a clinch with the end of the line inside the loop)
- S: (n) outside clinch (a clinch with the end of the line outside the loop)
- S: (n) lobe (the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern)
- S: (n) major lobe (the maximum lobe in the radiation pattern which is intended to be along the forward axis and which gives the effect of a beam)
- S: (n) bight (a loop in a rope)
- S: (n) S-shape (a double curve resembling the letter S)
- S: (n) catenary (the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points)
- S: (n) Cupid's bow (the double curve of the upper lip when considered to resemble Cupid's bow)
- S: (n) wave, undulation (an undulating curve)
- S: (n) sine curve, sinusoid (the curve of y=sin x)
- S: (n) extrados (the exterior curve of an arch)
- S: (n) gooseneck (something in a thin curved form (like the neck of a goose))
- S: (n) intrados (the interior curve of an arch)
- S: (n) bend, crook, twist, turn (a circular segment of a curve)
*"a bend in the road"; "a crook in the path"* - S: (n) hook, crotchet (a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook)
- S: (n) envelope (a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves)
- S: (n) arc (a continuous portion of a circle)
- S: (n) limb (the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles)
*"the limb of the sextant"* - S: (n) scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle (one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.))
- S: (n) spiral (a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center)
- S: (n) helix, spiral (a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle)
- S: (n) double helix (a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis)
*"the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix"* - S: (n) perversion (a curve that reverses the direction of something)
*"the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"* - S: (n) sinuosity, sinuousness (having curves)
*"he hated the sinuosity of mountain roads"* - S: (n) arch (a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening)
- S: (n) bell, bell shape, campana (the shape of a bell)
- S: (n) bow, arc (something curved in shape)
- S: (n) crescent (any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters)
- S: (n) quadric, quadric surface (a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree)
- S: (n) hyperboloid (a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis)
- S: (n) lemniscate (any of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight)
- S: (n) roulette, line roulette (a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure)
- S: (n) cycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line)
- S: (n) curtate cycloid (a cycloid generated by a point inside the rolling circle)
- S: (n) prolate cycloid (a cycloid generated by a point outside the rolling circle)
- S: (n) epicycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling around another circle)
- S: (n) hypocycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle that rolls around inside another circle)
- S: (n) straight line (a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature)
*"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"* - S: (n) perpendicular (a straight line at right angles to another line)
- S: (n) asymptote (a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity)
*"the asymptote of the curve"* - S: (n) tangent (a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point)
- S: (n) secant (a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points)
- S: (n) radius (a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere))
- S: (n) diameter (a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface))
- S: (n) chord (a straight line connecting two points on a curve)
- S: (n) element (a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone)
- S: (n) element of a cone (a straight line joining the apex and a point on the base)
- S: (n) element of a cylinder (a straight line running the length of the cylinder)
- S: (n) diagonal, bias (a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric)
- S: (n) diagonal ((geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent)
- S: (n) vector (a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction)
- S: (n) geodesic, geodesic line ((mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere))
- S: (n) perimeter (a line enclosing a plane areas)
- S: (n) centerline, center line (a line that bisects a plane figure)
- S: (n) boundary, edge, bound (a line determining the limits of an area)
- S: (n) rim (the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object)
- S: (n) margin, border, perimeter (the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary)
- S: (n) periphery, fringe, outer boundary (the outside boundary or surface of something)
- S: (n) brink, threshold, verge (a region marking a boundary)
- S: (n) upper bound ((mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set)
- S: (n) lower bound ((mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set)
- S: (n) thalweg (the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states)
*direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) shape, form (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance)
*"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"* - S: (n) attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)
- S: (n) abstraction, abstract entity (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)
- S: (n) vector, transmitter (any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease)
*"mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"* - S: (n) vector ((genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell)