convex

[ adjective kon-veks, kuh n-; noun kon-veks ]SEE DEFINITION OF convex

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On these, magnified by their convex lenses of water, we pounced.

The globe at last became concave, then, after they entered its atmosphere, convex.

The pileus is fleshy, convex, then expanded, and at length depressed.

Pileus fleshy, convex, glabrous, grayish-red or chestnut-color.

The lamplight was reflected at a single point from its convex surface.

The head of the arch is wavy and formed mostly of convex curves.

Then, drawing it out, a convex slit was shown in the elastic turf.

The kind of lens we have been talking about is the convex lens.

The convex lens makes a clear image and it is the only kind of lens that will do this.

A magnifying glass, or convex lens, if put in the right place, will do this.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus "vaulted, arched," past participle of convehere "to bring together," from com- "together," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + vehere "to bring" (see vehicle). Possibly from the idea of vaults carried together to meet at the point of a roof. Related: Convexity. Convex lens is from 1822.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONVEX

bulging

adjectivecurving outward
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