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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curvature \Cur"va*ture\ (k?r"v?-t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See Curvate.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] The elegant curvature of their fronds. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point. [1913 Webster] Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve from a circular form. Absolute curvature. See under Absolute. Angle of curvature (Geom.), one that expresses the amount of curvature of a curve. Chord of curvature. See under Chord. Circle of curvature. See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle. Curvature of the spine (Med.), an abnormal curving of the spine, especially in a lateral direction. Radius of curvature, the radius of the circle of curvature, or osculatory circle, at any point of a curve. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aberrance \Ab*er"rance\, Aberrancy \Ab*er"ran*cy\, n. the state or condition of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc. Syn: aberrance, aberration, deviance [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve from a circular form. [1913 Webster]