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CONVEX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convex mean? 

CONVEX (adjective)
  The adjective CONVEX has 1 sense:

1. curving or bulging outward

  Familiarity information: CONVEX used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVEX (adjective)


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Meaning:

Curving or bulging outward

Synonyms:

bulging; convex

Similar:

bell-shaped (having a convex shape that resembles a bell)

umbel-like; umbellate (resembling an umbel in form)

planoconvex (flat on one side and convex on the other)

nipple-shaped (having a convex shape that resembles a nipple)

helmet-shaped (having the convex shape of a helmet)

gibbose; gibbous ((used of the moon) more than half full)

convexo-concave (convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity)

broken-backed; hogged ((of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end)

biconvex; convexo-convex; lenticular; lentiform (convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil)

Also:

protrusive (thrusting outward)

Antonym:

concave (curving inward)


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