how to pronounce concave


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concave is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of concave in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… shaking stops the internal concave shape …”

meanings of concave


  1. An element of a curved grid used to separate desirable material from tailings or chaff in mining and harvesting.
  2. An indentation running along the base of a surfboard, intended to increase lift.
  3. A concave surface or curve.
  4. One of the celestial spheres of the Ptolemaic or geocentric model of the world.
  5. An indented area on the top of a skateboard, providing a position for foot placement and increasing board strength.
  6. The vault of the sky.


  1. Curved like the inner surface of a sphere or bowl.
  2. Satisfying the property that all segments connecting two points on the function's graph lie below the function.
  3. Hollow; empty.
  4. Not convex; having at least one internal angle greater than 180 degrees.


  1. To render concave, or increase the degree of concavity.

concave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word concave occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics concave can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that concave can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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