incurvature


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in·cur·vate

 (ĭn-kûr′vāt′, ĭn′kûr-)
tr.v. in·cur·vat·ed, in·cur·vat·ing, in·cur·vates
To cause to bend into an inward curve.
adj.
Curved inward.

in′cur·va′tion n.
in·cur′va·ture′ (-və-cho͝or′, -chər) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inwardincurvature - 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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With this said, Part I, which outlines the foundations for Torvend's insights, develops the centrifugal trajectory of "justification at baptism" (34) against the background of the incurvature of sin and its expression through the spiritual economy of the late Middle Ages.
As Augustine taught, sin always turns back on itself in a paralyzing incurvature of the will.