Concavity



[kon-kav-i-tee] /kɒnˈkæv ɪ ti/

noun, plural concavities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being .
2.
a surface or thing; cavity.
/kɒnˈkævɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being concave
2.
a concave surface or thing; cavity
n.

c.1400, from Old French concavité “hollow, concavity” (14c.) or directly from Latin concavitatem (nominative concavitas), from Latin concavus “hollow” (see concave).

concavity con·cav·i·ty (kŏn-kāv’ĭ-tē)
n.
A hollow or depression that is curved like the inner surface of a sphere.

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