Concavo-convex
Concavo-convex Con*ca`vo-con"vex, a. 1. Concave on one side and convex on the other, as an eggshell or a crescent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Optics) Specifically, having such a combination of concave and convex sides as makes the focal axis the shortest line between them. See Illust. under {Lens}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • concavo-convex — [kän kā′vōkän veks′] adj. 1. concave on one side and convex on the other 2. Optics designating a lens whose concave face has a greater degree of curvature than its convex face, so that the lens is thinnest in the middle …   English World dictionary

  • concavo-convex — adj concave on one side and convex on the other …   Medical dictionary

  • concavo-convex — adjective Date: 1676 1. concave on one side and convex on the other 2. having the concave side curved more than the convex < a concavo convex lens > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concavo-convex —   a. with one side concave and other convex.    ♦ concavo concave, a. concave on both sides …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • concavo-convex — /kon kay voh kon veks /, adj. 1. Also, convexo concave. concave on one side and convex on the other. 2. Optics. pertaining to or noting a lens in which the concave face has a greater degree of curvature than the convex face. [1670 80; < L… …   Universalium

  • concavo-convex — con•ca•vo con•vex [[t]kɒnˈkeɪ voʊ kɒnˈvɛks[/t]] adj. 1) math. Also, convexo concave concave on one side and convex on the other. 2) opt of or designating a lens in which the concave face has a greater degree of curvature than the convex face •… …   From formal English to slang

  • concavo-convex — /kɒnˌkeɪvoʊ kɒnˈvɛks/ (say kon.kayvoh kon veks) adjective 1. concave on one side and convex on the other. 2. denoting or relating to a lens in which the concave face has a greater degree of curvature than the convex face, the lens being thinnest… …   Australian English dictionary

  • concavo-convex — adjective having one side concave and the other convex …   Wiktionary

  • concavo convex — concave on one side and convex on the other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concavo-convex — con·ca·vo convex …   English syllables

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