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1. convex

adjective. ['kənˈvɛks, ˈkɑːnˌvɛks'] curving or bulging outward.

Synonyms

  • gibbose
  • helmet-shaped
  • hogged
  • convexo-convex
  • broken-backed
  • planoconvex
  • umbellate
  • protrusive
  • bell-shaped
  • lenticular
  • convexo-concave
  • gibbous
  • bulging
  • umbel-like
  • biconvex

Antonyms

  • concave
  • undamaged
  • fit
  • intrusiveness

Etymology

  • convexus (Latin)
  • con- (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word convex


1. Noun, plural
The bottom shells of female sulcata tortoises are flat or slightly convex.

2. Adjective
Bombe is a French term for any rounded or convex piece of furniture.

3. Noun, singular or mass
As such, any item with a convex lens can be used to start a fire.

4. Verb, past participle
If a polygon has no inward-pointing angle of more than 180 degrees, its shape is convex.

2. convexo-convex

adjective. convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil.

Synonyms

  • convex
  • lenticular
  • bulging
  • biconvex

Antonyms

  • intrusive
  • pouchlike
  • saclike
  • pouch-shaped

3. concavo-convex

adjective. concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity.

Antonyms

  • protrusive
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