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WORD ORIGIN

1710, from curvi-, comb. form of Latin curvus (see curve (v.)) + linearis, from linea "line" (see line (n.)). Earlier was curvilineal (1650s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURVILINEAL

curvilinear

adjectivecurved
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