incurvation

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incurvation (plural incurvations)

  1. The act of acquiring or being given a curved form; a curving or bending; any instance of this.
    • 1831 David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life of Sir I. Newton (1855) I. vii. 152:
      The incurvation or bending of a ray of light, incident on such a surface.
  2. (obsolete) Bowing in reverence or worship.
  3. The state of being curved or bent; any curved shape or formation; curvature; a curve; a bend.
  4. A curving inwards; the condition of being curved inwards.

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