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concave

[ adjective, verb kon-keyv, kon-keyv; noun kon-keyv ]SEE DEFINITION OF concave

Synonyms for concave

  • biconcave
  • cupped
  • dented
  • dimpled
  • dipped
  • excavated
  • hollow
  • hollowed
  • incurvate
  • incurvated
  • incurved
  • indented
  • round
  • rounded
  • sagging
  • scooped
  • sinking
  • sunken
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Antonyms for concave

  • convex
  • distended
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCAVE

In a concave mirror the top and bottom are inverted, but this is no transposition.

I am bending them in concave cathode of force over the city.

I ran up the twisted, concave surface of a giant stem of some kind.

A dentist's mirror is concave; he sees your teeth enlarged in it.

It was a concave lens, like some powerful optical instrument.

You will perceive, Watson, that the glasses are concave and of unusual strength.

The sky was like a bowl of brass, and in the concave buzzards were sailing.

Thus, far from being salient, its horizontal section is concave.

The surgeon and the wounded were well sheltered in a concave hollow of the bank.

The gouge is a form of chisel, the blade of which is concave, and hence the edge curved.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French concave (14c.) or directly from Latin concavus "hollow, arched, vaulted, curved," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + cavus "hollow" (see cave (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONCAVE

cavernous

adjectivehollow and large
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