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n. pl. con·cav·i·ties
1. The state of being curved like the inner surface of a sphere.
2. A surface or structure configured in such a curve.


n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being concave
2. a concave surface or thing; cavity


(kɒnˈkæv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being concave.
2. a concave surface or thing; cavity.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concavity - a shape that curves or bends inwardconcavity - 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)
2.concavity - the property possessed by a concave shape
shape, configuration, conformation, contour, form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"
hollowness - the property of having a sunken area


An area sunk below its surroundings:
íhvolfa; íhvolfur hlutur


[kɒnˈkævɪtɪ] Nconcavidad f


nKonkavität f


(konˈkeiv) adjective
(of an object or surface) curved inwards. Spoons are concave.
conˈcavity (-ˈkӕ-) noun
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This curette is designed with much longer cutting edges r and a closed-face blade for fine finishing with minimal tissue distention, allowing efficient access to root concavities, base of the pocket and furcations of periodontally involved teeth with better adaptation.