• WordNet 3.6
    • n incurvation the action of creating a curved shape
    • n incurvation a shape that curves or bends inward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incurvation The act of bending, or curving.
    • Incurvation The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence. "The incurvations of the knee."
    • Incurvation The state of being bent or curved; curvature. "An incurvation of the rays."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incurvation The act of incurving or bending.
    • n incurvation The state of being incurved or bent; curvature, as of the spine; crookedness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Incurvation act of bending, bowing, kneeling, &c.: the growing inward of the nails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incurvatio,: cf. F. incurvation,


In literature:

The hound, heartbroken, astonished, with flapping ears and incurved tail, uttered a piercing yelp of pain and surprise.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
His shoulders were bowed, the incurve of his thin stomach following the line of his back.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
The ultimate ramules are incurved.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
The ventral side is slightly incurved.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
The cap has the margin incurved, the gills have a tooth (sinuate), and are adnexed to the stem.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Sepals very large, incurved, overlapping each other, having the appearance of being semi-double, and being of good substance.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Sterile flower with stamens incurved.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
Incurved -ate: bowed or curved inwards.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The triple row of Indian lodges basked on the incurved beach, where a thousand Indians had gathered to celebrate that vivid month.
"The Black Feather" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The first glume is coriaceous dorsally flattened, obtuse, margins narrowly incurved.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The beak is two inches long, black, slightly incurved, and sharp-pointed.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was where an uprooted tree, fallen across an incurving bank, made a snug little recess that was closed in on three sides.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
The after part of a ship's bow, before the chess-tree, or that where the planks begin to be incurvated as they approach the stem.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
When young the margin of the cap is incurved.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The next was an incurve, but Brassy swung at it and missed again.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Petals 5, oblong or obovate, incurved, deciduous.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Abdomen of the male with the last joint pointed, and a slender incurved hook beneath; the valves large, attenuated and hooked.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
The first ball Ogden delivered was an incurve.
"The Rival Pitchers" by Lester Chadwick
Nails short, small, slightly incurved, pointed, and light coloured.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
The blade ranges in shape from near straight to deeply incurvate but is usually slightly incurvate.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron

In science:

As an acoustic instrument, it consists of a body with a long, rigid, fretted neck and a flat soundboard with incurved sides and a flat back to which the strings, normally six in number, are attached (see figure 2.2).
Music in Terms of Science
Steve then continued with a discussion of self force regularization incurve spacetime making use of the singular field.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008