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to be ahead of/behind the curve—estar a la vanguardia/a la retaguardia
to throw sb a curve—coger a algn desprevenido
Judging the paintings, he said that straight lines, curves and equilateral triangles, involved in the drawing, could shape the children's handwriting.
It's a big cattle operation at a curve in the road.
‘He won't be able to,’ I said, watching as a sharp curve in the road grew closer and closer.
Don't stand immediately after a curve in the road, people won't see you until they're right on you.
The mishap occurred approximately 150 yards from the member's home on a narrow dirt road with a blind curve.
Most tend to begin by either drawing gentle curves or straight lines on the daisyphone, creating rising or falling note progressions or a stark-sounding chords respectively.
The way Keaira took the curves of this road Kat could tell Keaira had been riding for a few years.
Even the most macho of male drivers do not want to sweat it out driving or get a crick in the neck, manoeuvring hairpin curves on mountain roads.
And the length of the curve is again a discontinuous function of the starting point.
The ruler has a fixed distance marked on it and one mark is kept on a given line while the other traces the conchoid curve.
The Impala ripped down the road and took the curve quickly; the fog had vanished now, and the sky was clear now.
You don't go very far without a little hill or a curve in the road.
With finite sample sizes, the curves deviate from this straight line and the deviation increases as the sample size decreases.
The collision occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle at a curve in the road while attempting to avoid the Federal Border Guard.
Figure 5 provides an illustration of the corner tracking-error issue when negotiating a curve in a road.
Winding stone walkways, designed to mimic the natural curves and stratification sculpted by wind and water, gradually ascend eight levels to the street.
In formal terms, the imagery plays with and against the shape of the tiles; curves contend with straight lines and figures are skewed or framed quite tightly.
Using some fairly sophisticated mathematics, you can program the computer to pick out in that array things like straight lines and nicely shaped curves.
His tight black muscle shirt hugged his chest, outlining his every curve.
Light from the street lamps would wrap around the compact space, following the natural curves.
So it's been a road with various curves and detours, not a straight, linear march towards a predetermined goal.
We can never fit a straight tangent line to the curve at the point.
The straight line must be one of the earliest curves studied, but Euclid in his Elementsalthough he devotes much study to the straight line, does not consider it a curve.
To his greatest regret later in life, he never published an account of the method that allowed the computation of areas, lengths of curves, tangents, and maxima and minima of functions.
As we drove up the road with its hairpin curves to Mukkali, the air was dry and the surrounding hills looked desolate.
Many famous mathematicians, including Descartes, have worked on a class of curves called cycloids.
They were at one of the biggest, cruelest curves on the winding road.
When the process was repeated over the remainder of the wall safe area, a strange outline of several concentric curves appeared.
Or position a mirror at a sharp curve in a road and you can suddenly see around the bend, catching a glimpse of something to come that otherwise would have been hidden.
Little manipulation is required within the heart because the wire follows a natural curve.
She smiles, a soft, trembling upward curve of mouth, " Not really.
Each turn around Pacific Cove's many winding curves revealed smaller roads and hairpin turns.
He was outlining a curve in black ink with a quill pen when someone knocked on the door.
Ultimately, for an infinite number of sides (in effect, a circle), the curve becomes a straight, horizontal line.
Out in the country, past the big cities, over four hills, and through countless curves on the road, lay the small town of Benwin.
Rounding the curve in the road Crow makes a turn and heads straight towards the finish line ribbon strung across the road.
David's house was right around the curve in the road.
His crisp white Greek Revival house still stands at a curve in the main road, momentarily blocking the bay view as you drive past.
He trailed his mouth to the curve of her neck, softly kissing her.
And he pushes the car past ninety, flying around the curves in the road.
The fabric of her clothes whirled about her figure stretching against her curves.
Each eigenfunction represents a family of deformations in the shape of the average curve for the population.
For now, you could throw a T-shirt over your bikini, shop for a swimsuit that downplays your curves or figure out where you could enjoy a girls-only swim.
Data for I / V curves were acquired by varying the patch potential when the channels were open and examining the changes in the current amplitude.
Her stick figure turned into voluptuous curves.
All of the curves and contours of her torso seemed to fit right into mine.
From the individual dose - response curves we chose doses in the linear part for the combination treatments.
Her figure curves gracefully from head to toe as she stands there, the only one left clapping.
Her figures now show off curves as well as angles, and include touches of Impressionism as they pose, row boats and toddle babies across sandy beaches.
She stood tall, unlike Winnie, she was 5'8, with a nice slender figure, with womanly curves.
The curve divides the population according to their adoption of new technologies.
She was dripping with water, the tunic outlining the high curve of her young chest, her hair falling heavily in her back, a large pool of water growing around her.
The assymetric-cut skirt, single shoulder dress decorated with soft pleats and belts outlines the beautiful curve of women.
As we saw earlier, x-axis is the pedal curve of the parabola with respect to its focus.
Most of us lie between two extreme ends of a bell-shaped curve of sleep length and efficiency.
The waist was fit to show her curves and the perfect figure of her body.
She noted her slim figure, slight curves suggested womanhood.
Given that quantity best response curves slope downward, when firm 2's sales fall in country 1, firm 1 expands its output.
The substantial shift of decay curves to lower frequency as a result of compound-DNA interactions is readily seen in Fig.4.
We constructed population growth curves for the numbers of different genes / ORFs found in the tag location database.
We used the data from the field experiment to estimate recruitment curves for beetle populations on each genotype.
From the fact that Newton uses the letter v for the ordinate, it may be inferred that Newton is thinking of the curve as being a graph of velocity against time.
She wore a rose-dyed sacking dress, exquisitely worked under the needle so that it graced her slight figure, presented the curves as clues.
This situation leads to a blunter light-response curve, and lowers light use efficiency.
Her figure had curves in all the right places, her face was the kind that poets would write endless sonnets about, and her hair just seemed to ask him to run his fingers through it.
Her perfect voluptuous figure with the right curves in the right places were accentuated by the tight black leather pants and top she was wearing.
A simple model, where the curve varies with fruits, was compared with a complex model, where the curve varies with genotypes and fruits.
The curve forms from a graph plotting return and risk indicated by volatility, which is represented by standard deviation.
This measures the difference between the areas under the curve of a graph of actual distribution of cumulative income and one indicating equality of income distribution.
If the slope of the curve does not vary as C increases, the character is isogonic; if it varies, this means that the growth-rate of the abdomen varies.
The magazine even dared to say the poncho was suitable for all body shapes, flattering curves and disguising hefty hips.
Recruitment curves for beetle populations on each soybean genotype were plotted by fitting a Ricker model to the data using likelihood methods.
Her body with its generous curves still followed its own limpid rhythms and her long braid with its colourful Patiala parandis moved slowly to and fro upon that impregnable behind.
The dress hugged her body tightly but gently; bringing out her full curves and luscious figure.
The graphs are likelihood curves of population growth rate when the population size estimate is at its maximum-likelihood value.
Slim figure, nice curves, the girl was a walking boy magnet!
The area below the curve with respect to the cross section gives an idea of the missing ballast.
Terence noticed the redheaded woman walking towards him, bright green eyes and a figure full of curves.
There was a grace and an elegance she carried with her, and it went further than the sleek curves of her figure.
The major portion of the population curves and all population peaks occurred in soybean stage R5 to beginning R6.
2
(contour)
curva feminine
3
(on graph)
curva feminine
the Laffer curve—la curva Laffer
intransitive verb
1
(surface)estar curvado
(surface)estar combado
it curves outward—está curvado hacia afuera
2
(river)describir una curva
(ball)describir una curva
(ball)curvear Mexico
the path curves down to the sea—el sendero tuerce y baja hacia el mar