Definitions for: Convex

[adj] curving or bulging outward

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

Antonyms: concave

See Also: protrusive

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