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convex

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con=vex

CIDE DICTIONARY

convexa. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface."  [1913 Webster]
Double convex, convex on both sides; convexo-convex.
convexn. 
     A convex body or surface.  [1913 Webster]
    " This word was often pronounced con-vex' by early writers, as by Milton, and occasionally by later poets."  [1913 Webster]
    "Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

convex, adj. having an outline or surface curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere (cf. CONCAVE).

Derivative
convexity n. convexly adv.
Etymology
L convexus vaulted, arched

THESAURUS

convex

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

ROGET THESAURUS

convex

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).


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