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. [1913 Webster]

Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

{Double convex}, convex on both sides; convexo-convex. [1913 Webster]

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  • convex — CONVÉX, Ă, convecşi, xe, adj. Care are suprafaţa rotunjită şi bombată, care prezintă o proeminenţă. – Din fr. convexe, lat. convexus. Trimis de gudovan, 14.12.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Convex ≠ concav Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • Convex — Con vex, n. A convex body or surface. [1913 Webster] Half heaven s convex glitters with the flame. Tickell. [1913 Webster] Note: This word was often pronounced con vex by early writers, as by Milton, and occasionally by later poets. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convex — (adj.) 1570s, from M.Fr. convexe, from L. convexus vaulted, arched, pp. of convehere to bring together, from com together, or thoroughly (see COM (Cf. com )) + vehere to bring (see VEHICLE (Cf. vehicle)). Possibly from th …   Etymology dictionary

  • convex — [kän veks′, kənveks; ] also, & for n [. ] usually [, kän′veks΄] adj. [L convexus, vaulted, arched, pp. of convehere, to bring together < com , together + vehere, to bring: see WAY] curving outward like the surface of a sphere n. a convex… …   English World dictionary

  • Convex — (v. lat. Convexus), gewölbt, nach außen doppelt gekrümmt; so Convexer Winkel, s. Winkel; Convexgläser, s. u. Concavgläser; Convexlinse, s. u. Linse (Opt.); Convexspiegel, s. u. Spiegel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Convex — Convex, gewölbt, in Kugelform erhaben, dem Concaven entgegengesetzt. Siehe Concav …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Convex — Convex, lat., mit runder Oberfläche hervorstehend, dem Concav entgegengesetzt; s. Concav …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • convex — See concave …   Modern English usage

  • convex — [adj] rounded, curving outward arched, bent, biconvex, bulged, bulging, bulgy, gibbous, outcurved, protuberant, raised; concept 486 Ant. concave, depressed, sinking …   New thesaurus

  • convex — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having an outline or surface that curves outwards like the exterior of a sphere. Compare with CONCAVE(Cf. ↑concavity). DERIVATIVES convexity noun convexly adverb. ORIGIN Latin convexus vaulted, arched …   English terms dictionary

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