cavity

  • 1 Cavity — Cav i*ty, n.; pl. {Cavities}. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavit[ e].] 1. Hollowness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The cavity or hollowness of the place. Goodwin. [1913 Webster] 2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity. [1913 Webster] An… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cavity — [kav′i tē] n. pl. cavities [Fr cavité < LL cavitas < L cavus, HOLLOW: see CAVE] 1. a hole or hollow place 2. a natural hollow place within the body [the abdominal cavity] 3. a hollow place in a tooth, esp. when caused by decay …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Cavity — Cavity. См. Полость. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 4 cavity — 1540s, from M.Fr. cavité (13c.), from L.L. cavitas hollowness, from L. cavus hollow (see CAVE (Cf. cave)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 cavity — hollow, *hole, pocket, void, vacuum Contrasted words: bulge, protuberance, protrusion, *projection …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 cavity — [n] sunken or decayed area atrium, basin, bursa, caries, chamber, crater, decay, dent, depression, gap, hole, hollow, pit, pocket, sinus, socket, vacuity, void; concept 513 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 cavity — ► NOUN (pl. cavities) 1) a hollow space within a solid object. 2) a decayed part of a tooth. ORIGIN Latin cavitas, from cavus hollow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cavity — cavitied, adj. /kav i tee/, n., pl. cavities. 1. any hollow place; hollow. 2. Anat. a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc. 3. a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, most commonly produced by caries. A cavity may be artificially made… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Cavity — A cavity is a hole. It may refer to: *Dental cavity, damage to the structure of teeth *Resonator, a device designed to select for waves of particular wavelengths ** Optical cavity, the cavity resonator of a laser *Cavitation, the phenomenon of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 cavity — n. 1) to fill a cavity (in a tooth) 2) the abdominal; chest; oral cavity * * * [ kævɪtɪ] chest oral cavity the abdominal to fill a cavity (in a tooth) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 cavity — 1. A hollow space; hole. See cave, c., cavitas, cavernous space. 2. Lay term for the loss of tooth structure due to dental caries. SYN: cavum [TA], cavitas. [L. cavus …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 cavity — UK [ˈkævətɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms cavity : singular cavity plural cavities a hole or space inside a solid object a) a space inside someone s body the chest cavity b) a hole in a tooth, caused by decay …

    English dictionary

  • 13 cavity — [[t]kæ̱vɪti[/t]] cavities 1) N COUNT A cavity is a space or hole in something such as a solid object or a person s body. [FORMAL] 2) N COUNT In dentistry, a cavity is a hole in a tooth, caused by decay. [TECHNICAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 14 cavity — n. 1) (in anatomy) a hollow enclosed area; for example, the abdominal cavity or the buccal cavity (mouth). 2) (in dentistry) a) the hole in a tooth caused by caries or abrasion. b) the hole shaped in a tooth by a dentist to retain a filling …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 15 cavity — /ˈkævəti / (say kavuhtee) noun (plural cavities) 1. any hollow place; a hollow: a cavity in the earth. 2. Anatomy a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc. 3. Dentistry the loss of tooth structure, most commonly produced by caries; a …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 cavity — noun Cavity is used after these nouns: ↑chest …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 cavity — cav|i|ty [ˈkævıti] n plural cavities [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus; CAVE1] formal a hole or space inside something ▪ Put herbs inside the body cavity of the fish. ▪ I have no cavities (=no… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 cavity — cav|i|ty [ kævəti ] noun count a hole or space inside a solid object a. a space inside someone s body: the chest cavity b. a hole in a tooth, caused by decay …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 cavity n — Epitaph: Stranger, tread This ground with gravity: Dentist Brown is filling His last cavity …

    English expressions

  • 20 cavity —   Po o, napo o, āpo opo o, ōpaha, mālua.    ♦ Tooth cavity, puka niho …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary


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