Definitions for cavityˈkæv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cav•i•tyˈkæv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. any hollow place; hollow.

  2. a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, commonly produced by decay.

    Category: Dentistry

Origin of cavity:

1535–45; < MF cavite < LL cavitās hollowness < L cav(us) hollow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pit, cavity(noun)

    a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

    "they dug a pit to bury the body"

  2. cavity, enclosed space(noun)

    space that is surrounded by something

  3. cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decay(noun)

    soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

  4. cavity, bodily cavity, cavum(noun)

    (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cavity(noun)ˈkæv ɪ ti

    a hole in a tooth

Wiktionary

  1. cavity(Noun)

    A hole or hollow depression.

  2. cavity(Noun)

    A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).

  3. cavity(Noun)

    A soft area in a decayed tooth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavity(noun)

    hollowness

  2. Cavity(noun)

    a hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity

Freebase

  1. Cavity

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Translations for cavity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cavity(noun)

a hollow place; a hole

The dentist said she had three cavities in her teeth; The thief hid the necklace in a cavity in the wall.

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