Definition of concavity in English:


Syllabification: con·cav·i·ty
Pronunciation: /känˈkavitē

noun (plural concavities)

  • 1The state or quality of being concave.
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    • ‘Lower’ refers to the side of the test to which the neck curves; Figure 7 provides an example of how length, width, concavity and curvature are measured.
    • Scanning electron micrographs of the discs of the tube feet of Odontaster validus revealed varying degrees of concavity.
    • It only reflects the consequence of an empirical fact, the degree of concavity of individual utility functions.
  • 1.1A concave surface or thing.
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    • Varied in circumference and width but uniform in texture, the smooth surfaces of the concavities contrast with the gritty exteriors, which, for the most part, are left untouched.
    • The light from above distorts in the concavities formed at the points on which the strider rests.
    • The shape of Taormina is a geometry of interlocking and contrapuntal curves and concavities with various centres and focal points.

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