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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavity  \Cav"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Cavities}.  [L.  cavus  hollow:  cf  F. 
  cavit['e].] 
  1.  Hollowness.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  cavity  or  hollowness  of  the  place  --Goodwin. 
 
  2.  A  hollow  place  a  hollow;  as  the  abdominal  cavity. 
 
  An  instrument  with  a  small  cavity,  like  a  small 
  spoon.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Abnormal  spaces  or  excavations  are  frequently  formed 
  in  the  lungs,  which  are  designated  cavities  or 
  vomic[ae].  --Quain. 
 
  {Body  cavity},  the  c[oe]lum.  See  under  {Body}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cavity 
  n  1:  a  sizeable  hole  (usually  in  the  ground);  "they  dug  a  pit  to 
  bury  the  body"  [syn:  {pit}] 
  2:  space  that  is  surrounded  by  something  [syn:  {enclosed  space}] 
  3:  soft  decayed  area  in  a  tooth;  progressive  decay  can  lead  to 
  the  death  of  a  tooth  [syn:  {caries},  {dental  caries},  {tooth 
  decay}] 
  4:  (anatomy)  a  natural  hollow  or  sinus  within  the  body  [syn:  {bodily 
  cavity},  {cavum}] 




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