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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Its concave shape, together with the excellent thermal conductivity of copper, means that the heat is distributed more uniformly in its interior, thereby ensuring more even cooking of the food.
The deep, concave shape of most spoon flies affords some weed protection as well.
The concave shape of the flanks emphasizes the wheels and with them the quattro character of the compact SUV.
Turning the feathers up or down creates a convex or concave shape to the bustle.
Long term, a severe iron deficiency may cause the nails to have a slightly concave shape and can also trigger fatigue, dizziness and in serious cases, heart problems.
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.
That is why the algorithm described in this paper always creates only one tight concave shape [18] that contains all the input points.
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).