Origin of concavity
Examples from the Web for concavity
Historical Examples of concavity
The shell was slightly concave, the concavity turned to the front.The Scalp Hunters
And otherwise unlike a volcanic crater is the concavity itself.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
It is circular, and is placed on the concavity of the ventral flexure.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
Petals numerous, small, 1-lipped, the concavity near the base.
Three, however, had had their concavity partly whittled flat.Mohave Pottery
Alfred L. Kroeber
- the state or quality of being concave
- a concave surface or thing; cavity
Word Origin and History for concavity
c.1400, from Old French concavité "hollow, concavity" (14c.) or directly from Latin concavitatem (nominative concavitas), from Latin concavus "hollow" (see concave).
- A hollow or depression that is curved like the inner surface of a sphere.