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Meaning of CONVEX

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

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con"vex\, a. [L. convexus vaulted, arched, convex,
    concave, fr. convehere to bring together: cf. F. convexe. See
    {Vehicle}.]
    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.
                                                   --Tickell.
    
    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
 

 

 

 

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