[adjective, verb kon-keyv, kon-keyv; noun kon-keyv]
- a concave surface, part, line, or thing.
- Machinery. a concave piece, as one against which a drum rotates.
- to make concave.
Origin of concave
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Related Words for concavingswerve, veer, bulge, buckle, spiral, crumple, twist, bend, coil, curl, skew, loop, unearth, search, shovel, drill, dredge, discover, penetrate, exhume
Examples from the Web for concaving
Historical Examples of concaving
As a rule, strongly "cupped" soles require no concaving (hind hoofs, narrow fore hoofs).Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- curving inwards
- physics having one or two surfaces curved or ground in the shape of a section of the interior of a sphere, paraboloid, etca concave lens
- maths (of a polygon) containing an interior angle greater than 180°
- an obsolete word for hollow
- (tr) to make concave
Word Origin for concave
C15: from Latin concavus arched, from cavus hollow
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Word Origin and History for concaving
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- Curved like the inner surface of a sphere.
- A concave surface, structure, or line.
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- Curved inward, like the inside of a circle or sphere.
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