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1. concave

adjective. ['kɑːnˈkeɪv, ˈkɑːnkeɪv'] curving inward.

Synonyms

  • saclike
  • pouch-shaped
  • acetabular
  • urn-shaped
  • bursiform
  • cotyloid
  • recessed
  • planoconcave
  • cuplike
  • intrusive
  • concavo-convex
  • bowl-shaped
  • saucer-shaped
  • concavo-concave
  • patelliform
  • boat-shaped
  • biconcave
  • cupular
  • cupulate
  • dished
  • dish-shaped
  • cotyloidal
  • umbilicate

Antonyms

  • convex
  • solid
  • unintrusive
  • extrusive

Etymology

  • concavus (Latin)
  • cavus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word concave


1. Noun, singular or mass
Layer unscented pine shavings in the bottom of the box and over the concave insert.

2. Verb, past participle
The belly should be concave, and the chest rounded and well-muscled.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Use a magnifying glass to spot notches, concave areas or other distinguishing characteristics.

4. Verb, base form
The female's shell will be flat; the male's will be concave down near the tail.

5. Adjective
The curves will be the concave portion of the seat.

2. concavo-concave

adjective. concave on both sides.

Synonyms

  • concave

Antonyms

  • protrusive
  • lentiform

3. convexo-concave

adjective. convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity.

Synonyms

  • convex

Antonyms

  • intrusive
  • pouchlike
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