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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Curving inward.

Usage examples (34)
  • It flowed in a gentle concave from the road up the mountain, its farther boundary an unbroken line of timber.
  • That surface of the bow which faces the string when drawn into action, that is, the concave arc, is called the belly of the bow.
  • The last three types, called concave lenses, scatter parallel rays so that they do not come to a focus, but diverge widely after passage through the lens.
  • This "concave" image is from the roof of the mosque next to the Taj Mahal in Agra. 50mm, wide open at f/1.4. for more
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  • The "conclave" (private meeting or session) met in a large "concave" (curved like the inside of a bowl) room.
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