curvilinear

(redirected from curvilinearly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

curvilinear

(kĕr′vĕ-lĭn″ē-ăr)
Concerning or pert. to a curved line.
References in periodicals archive ?
Northern pike year-class strength was curvilinearly related to mean combined March, April, and May air temperature, corresponding to the time period when northern pike are spawning, hatching, and entering their juvenile life stages.
The intake of rice straw declined (p<0.001) curvilinearly with increasing intake of cassava powder (Figure 1), and while Elephant grass intake decreased (p = 0.01) linearly the effect was small.
In each of 2 yr, animal daily gains decreased curvilinearly with increasing SR from 2.5 to 7.5 weanling bulls per hectare.
In a series of articles (2, 4, 5, 6), Matsubara explores the characteristics of linearly and curvilinearly tapered coathanger dies.
After controlling for development, it is curvilinearly related to homicide and to total lethal violence, and it has negative linear effects on suicide and th SMR, a measure of the direction in which violence is directed.
They found that the degree of evaluativeness of a trait (as assessed by a separate sample of students) was curvilinearly associated with judgmental accuracy; traits that were either highly desirable or highly undesirable showed less agreement between self-ratings and peer-judgments than did traits that were evaluatively neutral.
Recycling N:P is also clearly a function of food N:P (f) for a given grazer (holding b constant), but in a nonlinear way, as s increases curvilinearly with f when f is lower than the animal N:P (b).
Household income in 1983 was curvilinearly related to the odds of increased debt.
Total Fe concentration in cave cricket bodies relates curvilinearly to size and increases at HFLs both above and below the calculated (near adult) HFL length of 18.4 mm, where the minimum concentration of Fe (Studier et al., 1975) is 0.296 mg/g dry mass.
However, the BAP concentration of runoff from the same Kirkland silt loam soil cultivated with wheat was curvilinearly related to surface soil strip P [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 6 OMITTED].
The discussion tended to increase curvilinearly with number of living children with maximum attained at parity four.
I sorted plots and the accompanying descriptions into four patterns: (1) constant (at any level), (2) gradually increasing or decreasing linearly or curvilinearly (like a learning curve), (3) fluctuating with discrete episodes of crisis or change, or (4) changing randomly but continually.