concavity

noun con·cav·i·ty \ kän-ˈka-və-tē \

Definition of concavity

plural concavities
1 : a concave line, surface, or space : hollow
2 : the quality or state of being concave

Examples of concavity in a Sentence

  1. the concavity of the lens

  2. The lower back forms a concavity.

  3. The large concavities along the wall of the restaurant are like private rooms.

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First Known Use of concavity

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CONCAVITY Defined for English Language Learners

concavity

Definition of concavity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being concave : the quality of being curved inward

  • : a shape that is curved inward : a concave shape


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concavity

noun con·cav·i·ty \ kän-ˈkav-ət-ē \

medical Definition of concavity

plural concavities
1 : a concave surface or space
2 : the quality or state of being concave

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