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concave

 [kon´kāv]
rounded and somewhat depressed or hollowed out.

con·cave

(kon-kāv'),
Having a depressed or hollowed surface.
[L. concavus, arched or vaulted]

con·cave

(kon'kāv)
Having a depressed or hollowed surface.
[L. concavus, arched or vaulted]

concave 

Pertaining to a surface shaped like the inside of a sphere. See diverging lens; concave mirror.
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The overall investment in attack increases concavely in the firm's unit defense cost, decreases convexly in the hackers' unit cost of attack, and increases linearly in the firm's asset.
Therefore, the concavely and the convexly curved area of the interface are depicted greatly magnified in Figures 5(c)-5(d) and Figures 5(e)-5(f), respectively.
On one hand, she insisted that her objects "should not represent anything but what they are," (21) a fact embodied in her literally self-reflective, concavely folded reliefs such as Blaue Faltung (Blue Folding), 1965, and Weisse Faltung (White Folding), 1966.
The sanitary napkin includes a napkin body having a liquid-absorbent layer for absorbing and retaining liquid; and first and second projections each exerting an clastic contractive force between longitudinally opposing front and rear ends to concavely curve the body surface of the napkin body and raise itself from the body surface of the napkin body.
The General Assembly building, the UN's best known meeting hall and a visually distinct building in the compound with its concavely arching roofline, will be redone starting in 2012 and will use the temporary conference facility for meetings while the work is being conducted.
In the literature one finds two different typical shapes of [PHI]([t.sub.1]): a concavely increasing one (e.g.
Formally, this would result from the following conditions: general task performance is determined by the sum of fluid and crystallized capital, crystallized capital accumulates with diminishing returns (for in < n, the nth learning experience generates less crystallized capital than the mth), and fluid capital falls linearly (or perhaps concavely) over the life cycle (figure 3).