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(science and technology)
Having a concave surface.
Having an interior cavity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

What does it mean when you dream about something hollow?

Something that is hollow retains the outer form, but is missing the core, the substance. A dream about a hollow object can reflect a feeling that despite the fact that everything is outwardly okay, something essential is missing.

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cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By the middle of the last century, French doctors were prescribing yoghurt to treat a range of digestive symptoms, and claims for these supposed benefits continue to ring hollowly from tubs and cartons in supermarket fridges.
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The annual moan about the materialism of Christmas echoed hollowly around the shopping centres as we bought yet more presents and cards and luxury food.
Heads it was, the coin rattling hollowly in the darkness but they could see which side was smiling invitingly to the winner by the light of their headlamps.
His character Andreas is mired in it, his voice and thoughts echo hollowly through this book.
Instead we have had to put our own plans on hold, while shabbily touting one of our own players around Europe with the rider that 'we really don't want to sell him but...' ringing hollowly in his ears.
My friend asked me last night "What's the best thing about being pregnant," after laughing hollowly I had to settle on "the fact that there's a baby at the end of it".
The "strange abruptness of outline" that echoes hollowly the "old familiar place" constitutes a physical geographical palimpsest, exhibiting as it does a residual structure from a previous, prebombardment period.
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Rather than hollowly calling staff "associates" when they are de facto low-wage robots, Whole Foods empowers "team members" with real autonomy and profit sharing/gain sharing.