con cave

concave

[adj., v. kon-keyv, kon-keyv; n. kon-keyv]
adjective
1.
curved like a segment of the interior of a circle or hollow sphere; hollow and curved. Compare convex ( def 1 ).
2.
Geometry. (of a polygon) having at least one interior angle greater than 180°.
3.
Obsolete, hollow.
noun
4.
a concave surface, part, line, or thing.
5.
Machinery. a concave piece, as one against which a drum rotates.
verb (used with object), concaved, concaving.
6.
to make concave.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concavus, hollow. See con-, cave

concavely, adverb
concaveness, noun
subconcave, adjective
subconcavely, adverb
subconcaveness, noun
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concave (ˈkɒnkeɪv, kɒnˈkeɪv)
 
adj
1.  curving inwards
2.  physics having one or two surfaces curved or ground in the shape of a section of the interior of a sphere, paraboloid, etc: a concave lens
3.  maths (of a polygon) containing an interior angle greater than 180°
4.  an obsolete word for hollow
 
vb
5.  (tr) to make concave
 
[C15: from Latin concavus arched, from cavus hollow]
 
'concavely
 
adv
 
'concaveness
 
n

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concave
1570s, from L. concavus "hollow," from com- intensive prefix + cavus "hollow" (see cave (n.)).
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concave con·cave (kŏn-kāv', kŏn'kāv')
adj.
Curved like the inner surface of a sphere. n.
A concave surface, structure, or line.

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concave   (kŏn'kāv')  Pronunciation Key 
Curved inward, like the inside of a circle or sphere.
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