Concaveness Con"cave*ness, n. Hollowness; concavity. [1913 Webster]

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  • concaveness — See concavely. * * * …   Universalium

  • concaveness — noun the state of being concave; concavity …   Wiktionary

  • concaveness — n. state of being concave (curving inward like the inside of a bowl, hollow and curved) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concaveness — con·cave·ness …   English syllables

  • concaveness — noun the property possessed by a concave shape • Syn: ↑concavity • Derivationally related forms: ↑concave, ↑concave (for: ↑concavity) • Hypernyms: ↑shape, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • concavity — noun 1. a shape that curves or bends inward • Syn: ↑concave shape, ↑incurvation, ↑incurvature • Derivationally related forms: ↑incurvate (for: ↑incurvation), ↑concave …   Useful english dictionary

  • concave — concavely, adv. concaveness, n. adj., v. /kon kayv , kon kayv/; n. /kon kayv/, adj., n., v., concaved, concaving. adj. 1. curved like a segment of the interior of a circle or hollow sphere; hollow and curved. Cf. convex (def. 1). 2. Ge …   Universalium

  • concave — /ˈkɒnkeɪv / (say konkayv), /kɒnˈkeɪv/ (say kon kayv) adjective 1. curved like the interior of a circle or hollow sphere; hollow and curved, especially of optical lenses and mirrors. 2. Obsolete hollow. –noun 3. a concave surface, part, line, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • concave — [kän kāv′; ] also, & for n.usually [, kän′kāv΄] adj. [ME & OFr < L concavus, hollow < com , intens. + cavus, hollow: see CAVE] hollow and curved like the inside of a bowl n. a concave surface, line, object, etc.: see LENS vt. concaved,… …   English World dictionary

  • hollowness — noun 1. the state of being hollow: having an empty space within (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑solidity • Derivationally related forms: ↑hollow • Hypernyms: ↑emptiness 2. the property of having a sunken area …   Useful english dictionary

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