Definition of "concave" [con•cave]

  • Curved like the inner surface of a sphere. (adjective)
  • A concave surface, structure, or line. (noun)
  • To make concave. (verb-transitive)

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Use "concave" in a sentence
  • "It flowed in a gentle concave from the road up the mountain, its farther boundary an unbroken line of timber."
  • "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."
  • "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."