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Meaning of INCURVATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of creating a curved shape
  2. [n]  a shape that curves or bends inward
 

INCURVATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: concave shape, concavity, incurvature
 
 See Also: bending, bowl, corner, cup, depression, fossa, impression, imprint, indentation, indenture, niche, pit, pocket, recess, recession, scoop, solid, trough

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`cur*va"tion\, n. [L. incurvatio: cf. F.
incurvation.]
1. The act of bending, or curving.

2. The state of being bent or curved; curvature.

         An incurvation of the rays.           --Derham.

3. The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or
   reverence. ``The incurvations of the knee.'' --Bp. Hall.

 

 

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