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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
 n. A curve so plotted that one of its coördinates represents time, or periods of time.
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If the pressure falls off uniformly, so that the pressurecurve is a straight line PDF sloping downwards and cutting AM in F, then the energycurve will be a parabola curving downwards, and the velocitycurve can be represented by an ellipse, or circle with centre F and radius FA; while the timecurve will be a sinusoid.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

Individually, these records are not exact enough to be used in determining the velocity, but they may be employed collectively for the construction of the timecurve in Fig. 70.

Of the smoothed curves drawn between these series of points, those marked A, B, and C represent the timecurves of the beginnings of the first, second, and third phases respectively, while D is the timecurve for the maximum of the third phase.

Thus, as before when I purchased a Canon I'd like to dramatically reduce my learning timecurve to a minimum by attending a Leica M9 workshop.

The evidence can be seen from the history of sea level variations mapped as a timecurve derived from joining dots of observed and dated sea levels that track the natural meltout of the last glaciation ice sheets.

On the assumption of uniform pressure up the bore, practically realizable in a Zalinski pneumatic dynamite gun, the pressurecurve would be the straight line HK of fig. 3 parallel to AM; the energycurve AQE would be another straight line through A; the velocitycurve AvV, of which the ordinate v is as the square root of the energy, would be a parabola; and the acceleration of the shot being constant, the timecurve AtT will also be a similar parabola.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

The Vulcan took a deep breath, mentally reviewing the timecurve of the insanity’s progression.
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