plano-convex
adjective Date: 1665 flat on one side and convex on the other

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  • Plano-convex — Pla no con vex, a. [Plano + convex.] Plane or flat on one side, and convex on the other; as, a plano convex lens. See {Convex}, and {Lens}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plano-convex — is most commonly used to refer to: *Plano convex lenses, in optics; see Lens (optics)#Types of simple lenses *The plano convex type of mudbrick, used by the ancient Sumerians …   Wikipedia

  • plano-convex — [plā΄nōkän veks′, plā΄nōkän′veks΄] adj. having one side plane and the other convex: see LENS …   English World dictionary

  • plano-convex — pla·no con·vex (.)kän veks, kän ., kən adj flat on one side and convex on the other <a plano convex lens> …   Medical dictionary

  • plano-convex — /play noh kon veks, kon veks , keuhn /, adj. Optics. pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and convex on the other. See diag. under lens. [1655 65; PLANO 1 + CONVEX] * * * …   Universalium

  • plano-convex — “+ adjective Etymology: plan (II) + convex : flat on one side and convex on the other see lens illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • plano-convex — pla·no convex …   English syllables

  • plano-convex — pla•no con•vex [[t]ˌpleɪ noʊ kɒnˈvɛks, kən [/t]] adj. opt pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and convex on the other • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • plano-convex — /pleɪnoʊ ˈkɒnvɛks/ (say playnoh konveks) adjective (of lenses) plane on one side and convex on the other …   Australian English dictionary

  • plano-convex — adjective Flat or plane on one side and rounded on the other, such that the center is thicker than the edges …   Wiktionary

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