[ kon-kav-i-tee ]
/ kɒnˈkæv ɪ ti /

noun, plural con·cav·i·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being concave.
a concave surface or thing; cavity.


Origin of concavity

1350–1400; Middle English concavite < Late Latin concavitāt- (stem of concavitās). See con-, cave, -ity

Related forms

sub·con·cav·i·ty, noun, plural sub·con·cav·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concavity


/ (kɒnˈkævɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being concave
a concave surface or thing; cavity
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Medicine definitions for concavity


[ kŏn-kăvĭ-tē ]


A hollow or depression that is curved like the inner surface of a sphere.
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