AskDefine | Define concavity

Dictionary Definition



1 a shape that curves or bends inward [syn: concave shape, incurvation, incurvature]
2 the property possessed by a concave shape [syn: concaveness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The state of being concave
  2. A concave structure or surface


Extensive Definition

The word concave means curving in or hollowed inward. The term is most commonly used to refer to:
In addition, the term concave upwards is used for convex functions, and concave downwards for concave functions.

See also

  • Convex — the opposite of concave.
concavity in Czech: Konkávní
concavity in German: Konkav
concavity in French: Concavité
concavity in Norwegian: Konkavitet
concavity in Finnish: Konkaavisuus

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