Definition of concavity in English:

concavity

Line breaks: con¦cav|ity
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈkavɪti
 
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noun (plural concavities)

[mass noun]
1The state or quality of being concave: the concavity of her stomach
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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.
1.1 [count noun] A concave surface or thing: the spaces are hollowed out to form concavities
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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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