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1concave

adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv, ˈkän-ˌ\

: having a shape like the inside of a bowl : curving inward

Full Definition of CONCAVE

1
:  hollowed or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl
2
:  arched in :  curving in —used of the side of a curve or surface on which neighboring normals to the curve or surface converge and on which lies the chord joining two neighboring points of the curve or surface

Origin of CONCAVE

Middle English, from Latin concavus, from com- + cavus hollow — more at cave
First Known Use: 15th century

2concave

noun con·cave \ˈkän-ˌkāv\

Definition of CONCAVE

:  a concave line or surface

First Known Use of CONCAVE

1552

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CONCAVE Defined for Kids

concave

adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv\

Definition of CONCAVE for Kids

:  hollow or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl
Medical Dictionary

concave

adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv, ˈkän-ˌ\

Medical Definition of CONCAVE

:  hollowed or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl

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