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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convex  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convex  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convex 
  adj  :  curving  or  bulging  outward  [syn:  {bulging}]  [ant:  {concave}] 




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