U-shaped U"-shaped`, a. Having the form of the letter U; specif. (Phys. Geog.), of valleys, resembling a broad U in cross profile. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • U-shaped — [yo͞o′shāpt΄] adj. having the shape of a U …   English World dictionary

  • U-shaped — adjective shaped in the form of the letter U • Similar to: ↑formed * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: capitalized U : having the shape of a capital U a U shaped statistical curve specifically : resembling a broad U in cross profile …   Useful english dictionary

  • U-shaped — adjective Shaped like the letter U ; bent such that the two ends are parallel. After the ice melts away, the valley appears U shaped. See Also: V shaped …   Wiktionary

  • U-shaped — /yooh shaypt /, adj. being in the form of a U. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • U-shaped — in the shape of a U …   English contemporary dictionary

  • U-shaped — /ˈju ʃeɪpt/ (say yooh shaypt) adjective being in the form of a U …   Australian English dictionary

  • U-shaped — [[t]ˈyuˌʃeɪpt[/t]] adj. being in the form of aU • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • U-Shaped Recovery — A type of economic recession and recovery that resembles a U shape in charting. Specifically, a U shaped recovery represents the shape of the chart of certain economic measures, such as employment, GDP and industrial output. A U shaped recovery… …   Investment dictionary

  • U-shaped valley —    A valley having a pronounced parabolic cross profile suggesting the form of a broad letter U , with steep walls and a broad, nearly flat floor; specifically a valley carved by glacial erosion.    Compare: V shaped valley.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • U-shaped notal ridge — see scutoscutellar suture …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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