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Meaning of "U-shaped" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF U-SHAPED

U-shaped  [ˈjuːˌʃeɪpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF U-SHAPED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
U-Shaped is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES U-SHAPED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Glossary of shapes with metaphorical names

Many shapes have metaphorical names, i.e., their names are metaphors: these shapes are named after a most common object that has it. For example, "U-shape" is a shape that resembles the letter U, a bell-shaped curve has the shape of the vertical cross-section of a bell, etc. These terms may variously refer to objects, their cross sections or projections. Some of these names are "classical terms", i.e., words of Latin or Ancient Greek etymology. Others are English language constructs (although the base words may have non-English etymology). In some disciplines, where shapes of subjects in question are a very important consideration, the shape naming may be quite elaborate, see, e.g., the taxonomy of shapes of plant leaves in botany. ▪ AstroidBell-shaped curveBiconic shape, a shape in a way opposite to the hourglass: it is based on two oppositely oriented cones or truncated cones with their bases joined. The cones are not necessarily the same.

Definition of U-shaped in the English dictionary

The definition of U-shaped in the dictionary is having a shape in the form of, or resembling, the letter u.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH U-SHAPED


almond-shaped
ˈɑːməndˌʃeɪpt
barrel-shaped
ˈbærəlˌʃeɪpt
bell-shaped
ˈbɛlˌʃeɪpt
boat-shaped
ˈbəʊtˌʃeɪpt
brickshaped
ˈbrɪkˌʃeɪpt
cigar-shaped
sɪˈɡɑːˌʃeɪpt
crescent-shaped
ˈkrɛs əntʃeɪpt
diamond-shaped
ˈdaɪəməndˌʃeɪpt
egg-shaped
ˈɛɡʃeɪpt
fan-shaped
ˈfænˌʃeɪpt
gourd-shaped
ˈɡʊədˌʃeɪpt
heart-shaped
ˈhɑːtʃeɪpt
L-shaped
ˈɛlʃeɪpt
O-shaped
ˈəʊˌʃeɪpt
onion-shaped
ˈʌnjənˌʃeɪpt
oval-shaped
ˈəʊvəlˌʃeɪpt
pear-shaped
ˈpɛəʃeɪpt
T-shaped
ˈtiːˌʃeɪpt
V-shaped
ˈviːˌʃeɪpt
wedge-shaped
ˈwɛdʒʃeɪpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE U-SHAPED

U bolt
U Thant
U-bend
U-boat
U-lock
U-shaped valley
U-turn
U.
u.c.
u.s.
U.S.A.
U/S
U2
U4E
ua
UAE
uakari
UAM
UAR
UART

WORDS THAT END LIKE U-SHAPED

caped
cropped
developed
dropped
equipped
escaped
go pear-shaped
heaped
kidney-shaped
landscaped
shipped
stepped
stopped
striped
swapped
to go pear-shaped
unreaped
unsoaped
well-shaped
wrapped

Synonyms and antonyms of U-shaped in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «U-shaped» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF U-SHAPED

Find out the translation of U-shaped to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of U-shaped from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «U-shaped» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

U型
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- En forma de U
570 millions of speakers

English

U-shaped
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यू के आकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على شكل حرف U
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

U - образный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Em forma de U
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

U- আকারের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

En forme de U
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berbentuk U
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

U-förmig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

U字形の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

U- 모양의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bentuk U
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hình chữ U
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யூ-வடிவ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

U- आकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

U şeklinde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

A forma di U -
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kształcie litery U
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

U -подібний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

În formă de U
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

U - σχήματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

U- vorm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

U- formad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

U - formet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of U-shaped

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «U-SHAPED»

The term «U-shaped» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «U-SHAPED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about U-shaped

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U-SHAPED»

Discover the use of U-shaped in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to U-shaped and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
U-Shaped Behavioral Growth
A Digression Stimulated by U-Shaped Curves DONALD A. SCHON U-Shaped Curves in the Context of Intuitive Thinking One interpretation of the curves resulting from experiments with children's ability to solve problems about magnitudes of ...
Ruth Stavy, 2012
2
U-Shaped Changes in Behavior and Their Implications for ...
This debate led to a special issue devoted to the topic. The articles raise three main questions: Why are U-shaped curves of interest? What do U-shaped curves tell about the processes that produce cognitive development?
Philip David Zelazo, 2004
3
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders ...
... the bouom step of the next. U-shaped stair— The U-shaped stair, also called a switchback stair, has a landing about half a flight up, and the flights run in opposite directions. The area of the stairway is increased over a straight-run stair by the ...
Rob Thallon, 2000
4
Print Reading for Architecture and Construction Technology
The landing is usually located at the midpoim of the run, but it can be offset depending on the amoum of room allowed for stairs on the lloor plan. Figure 12-5 shows what a U-shaped stair looks like on the lloor plan and in section. i/a' arp BO.
David A. Madsen, Alan Jefferis, 2004
5
Principles and Methods of Toxicology
A key exception to the two basic assumptions is that of the U- or inverted U- shaped dose-response relationship (Figure 2.6). Whether a dose-response relationship takes the U or inverted U form is dependent on the endpoint measured.
A Wallace Hayes, 2001
6
Teaching and Learning a Second Language: A Guide to Recent ...
This restructuring, in second-language acquisition, often results in a U-shaped curve of learning. The progression may be from an exemplar-based representation in the brain to more rule-based representations. Let us take a number of ...
Ernesto Macaro, 2005
7
Understanding Construction Drawings
L-shaped and U-shaped stairs are used where space does not permit a straight run. L-shaped and U-shaped stairs have a landing at the change in directions. The carriages for L-shaped and U-shaped stairs include vertical supports under the ...
Mark W. Huth, 2009
8
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
A U-shaped configuration of vertical planes defines a field of space that has an inward focus as well as an outward orientation. At the closed end of the configuration, the field is well defined. Toward the open end of the configuration, the field ...
Francis D. K. Ching, 2012
9
Micro Markets: A Market Structure Approach to Microeconomic ...
SinceSRAC is U-shaped and SRAFC is a rectangular hyperbola, the SRAVC curve (which can be thought of as a difference between the SRAC and SRAFC curves) must also be U-shaped. To summarize, we have thus far established the  ...
Robert A. Schwartz, 2010
10
The functions of the GATA factor pannier and its partner ...
The utilization of this complementation assay could help elucidate the precise regulatory networks involved in making a Drosophila heart.
Susan Louise Klinedinst, University of Michigan, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U-SHAPED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term U-shaped is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cosmopolitan Magazine Covers to Be Shielded by 2 Retailers
The plastic blinders are U-shaped and hide the headlines that appear around the outside of the cover, but do not hide the cover model or the Cosmopolitan ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Is life's happiness curve really U-shaped?
However, the happiness curve is U-shaped. As we head into our 50s, levels of contentment take off again. By the time we're in our 60s, it's likely that we'll never ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
We're Seeing a U-Shaped Recovery in Oil Industry: Brikho
Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Samir Brikho discusses the outlook for the oil industry with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg) ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
4
Mavic wheels go U-shaped
Unlike previous V-shaped Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels this new wheel has a U-shaped section, suggesting that Mavic has warmed to the aero benefits of ... «Cycling Weekly, Apr 15»
5
Oil and gas set for challenging U-shaped recovery, says AMEC
The oil and gas market will remain challenged for several years with a recovery more likely to be U-shaped than V-shaped, the chief financial officer of global ... «The Australian Financial Review, Apr 15»
6
See U-shaped recovery in crude; don't short: Barclays
Miswin Mahesh, energy analyst, Barclays says oil supply may double if Iran's sanctions are eased. The surplus as of now is 1.2 million barrels per day. «Moneycontrol.com, Mar 15»
7
Deloitte: Predicts U-shaped recovery with demand set to outpace …
What type of ride can the oil and gas industry expect over the next five years? Deloitte analysts forecast a U-shaped recovery predicting the average 2015 WTI ... «OilOnline, Mar 15»
8
Crude oil headed for a u-shaped recovery: analyst
“Call it a u-shaped profile, in lowercase, since prices would remain near their lowest level in a decade and substantially below the $100 average of the past five ... «MarketWatch, Feb 15»
9
Green X LED NovaStar U-shaped LED tube operates with common …
With the success of the NovaStar II series LED U-Shaped tube, Green X LED has introduced the same beautifully well designed U Tube in models which will suit ... «LEDs Magazine, Feb 15»
10
Goldman Sachs Discusses 'New Oil Order' and Potential U-Shaped
In the view of a team of analysts including Jeffrey Currie, the need for sidelined capital may force a U-shaped recovery, with balanced markets by 2016. «StreetInsider.com, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. U-Shaped [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/u-shaped>. Mar 2019 ».
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