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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.
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n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being concave
2. a concave surface or thing; cavity
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(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]
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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
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An area sunk below its surroundings:
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íhvolfa; íhvolfur hlutur


[kɒnˈkævɪtɪ] Nconcavidad f
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nKonkavität f
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(konˈkeiv) adjective
(of an object or surface) curved inwards. Spoons are concave.
conˈcavity (-ˈkӕ-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
`Suddenly I noticed that the circular westward outline of the sun had changed; that a concavity, a bay, had appeared in the curve.
The huzzaing and shouting were little by little lost in the distance, and only the discharge of the ship's guns could be heard in the concavity beneath the balloon, as the latter sped on its flight.
The uniform concavity of black cloud was lifting bodily like the lid of a pot, letting in at the earth's edge the coming day, against which the towering monoliths and trilithons began to be blackly defined.
This is why we propose systematically combining alar batten grafts to the turnover flap technique in order to prevent the appearance of a posterior concavity created by flipping over the medial portion of the alar cartilage.
This deformity is described by a symmetric or asymmetric sternal concavity. While most of the medical procedures are performed for corrective purposes and to enhance the social existence of patients, in later evaluations, pathology presents dangers of cardiopulmonary illness.
Channel concavity is expounded as a lengthwise change in the slope of the reach and is the most repeatedly used metric to anatomize river profile geometry (RPG).
The distal aspect of the mesial roots of the first and second molars has a concavity below the furcation level described as the danger zone by Abou-Rass and Glick (9).
In Withhold, 2017, he joined strips of plywood to create two wooden objects that appear to engage in a conversation on concavity. By foregrounding the ease with which matter can be converted into states of immateriality, Balasubramaniam reveals to us how flesh might be sublimated into spirit.--Meer Menezes
Its territory includes the northern parts of Shahdagh Mount, a part of Bashkend-Dastafur concavity and Shamkir massif.
In the lumbar spine, lateral flexion to one side is accompanied by rotation to the opposite side (likely due to the locked-short transversospinalis musculature on the side of concavity).
A concavity of the caudal third of the sternum was noted.