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concave

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adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv, ˈkän-ˌ\

Simple Definition of concave

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

Full Definition of concave

  1. 1 :  hollowed or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl

  2. 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


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concave

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noun con·cave \ˈkän-ˌkāv\

Definition of concave

  1. :  a concave line or surface



1552

First Known Use of concave

1552

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concave

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adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv\

Definition of concave

  1. :  hollow or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl




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concave

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adjective con·cave \kän-ˈkāv, ˈkän-ˌ\

Medical Definition of concave

  1. :  hollowed or rounded inward like the inside of a bowl





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