concave shape

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Noun1.concave shape - a shape that curves or bends inwardconcave shape - a shape that curves or bends inward
solid - a three-dimensional shape
dome - a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
niche, recess, recession, corner - a small concavity
bowl, trough - a concave shape with an open top
scoop, pocket - a hollow concave shape made by removing something
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
cup - any cup-shaped concavity; "bees filled the waxen cups with honey"; "he wore a jock strap with a metal cup"; "the cup of her bra"
indentation, indenture - a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
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Small circular movements were used to emulsify the lateral orbital wall to restore the concave shape, allowing for appropriate decompression of the orbital contents.
Patented is a diaper product having a first area and a second area, wherein the first area surrounds a majority of the second area, the shell having a three-dimensional concave shape such that the first side of the shell is an inward curving surface; and an absorbent structure located entirely within the second area of the shell.
The concave shape on the underside of the release gives it an edge that makes it easier to manipulate when we're in a hurry or if we have wet hands.
Pieces of 2x6 were cut into a concave shape lengthwise on the top and bottom for proper fit and to create a pocket for the shooter.
The source of reflected sunlight is sometimes energy-efficient windows that have taken a slightly concave shape so that they literally focus sunlight (and heat) much like a concave mirror.
If uncorrected over time, severe iron deficiency can also cause the nails to have a slightly concave shape.
The schooner's nucleated bottom agitates the liquid's carbon dioxide, keeping a strong head on the beer while the concave shape of the glass helps retain the head and captures the bouquet of aromas.
Now add water and coffee as an abrasive, and now you have a destructive force that is increasing the size of the holes and flexing the bottom of the basket into a concave shape every time you extract coffee (see Image A).
Cupped blades have an edge curl away from the boat, creating a concave shape when the blade is looked at from the rear.
Due to the concave shape of the Vdara hotel, the strong Nevada sun reflects off its all-glass front and directly onto sections of the swimming pool area below.
It was also found that a higher luminance can be achieved with the concave LGP compared to the convex LGP with the same number density of microlenses, because the concave shape of the microlens uses a larger amount of light rays provided by LED sources than the convex shape.
Description: The entire surface of the mobile phone is a touchscreen, increasing usability, while its interior concave shape is designed to fit the user's face when they are talking on the phone.