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Meaning of CONVEX

Pronunciation:  [adj]kân'veks, [n]'kânveks, 'kânveks

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  curving or bulging outward

CONVEX is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bell-shaped, biconvex, broken-backed, bulging, convexo-concave, convexo-convex, gibbose, gibbous, hogged, lenticular, lentiform, planoconvex, umbelate, umbellike
 Antonyms: concave
 See Also: protrusive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"vex\, a. [L. convexus vaulted, arched, convex,
    concave, fr. convehere to bring together: cf. F. convexe. See
    Rising or swelling into a spherical or rounded form;
    regularly protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical
    surface or curved line when viewed from without, in
    opposition to concave.
          Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures
          with a convex surface.                   --Whewell.
    {Double convex}, convex on both sides; convexo-convex.
  2. \Con"vex\, n.
    A convex body or surface.
          Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.
    Note: This word was often pronounced con-vex' by early
          writers, as by Milton, and occasionally by later poets.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, bellied, bellylike, bowed, bowlike, bulging, concave, convexed, embowed, excurvate, excurvated, excurved, gibbose, gibbous, humpbacked, humped, humpy, hunched, hunchy, out-bowed, oxbow, rotund, round, rounded, rounded out, vaulted