The Collaborative International Dictionary
curved \curved\ adj.
not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of straight.
Note: [Narrower terms: arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed; falcate, sickle-shaped; flexuous; incurvate, incurved: recurved, recurvate; semicircular: serpentine, snaky: sinuate, sinuous, wavy: sinusoidal]
(Botany) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk; -- of a plant ovule. Opposite of orthotropous.
a. In the form of a wave, especially one whose amplitude varies in proportion to the sine of some variable (such as time).
adj. having a succession of waves or curves
Usage examples of "sinusoidal".
I leaned against the building and flicked the right hand rope hatd, sending a sinusoidal wave traveling up the line.