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[kuh n-vek-si-tee] /kənˈvɛk sɪ ti/
noun, plural convexities for 2.
the state of being convex.
a convex surface or thing.
Origin of convexity
From the Latin word convexitās, dating back to 1590-1600. See convex, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Flatfoot is that condition in which the sole has little or no convexity.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Those recently made have the convexity of the hoof turned towards the river.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • It is distinguished by convexity of features and sharpness of angles.

    How to Become Rich

    William Windsor
  • The convexity of the fruit next the base and the apex is the same.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • In this species there is not so marked a difference in the convexity of the two valves.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • At the outset this is prevented by bending the shelf to convexity on its upper surface.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • Gold tooling on the back is more difficult on account of its convexity.

  • This convexity occurs in 79 per cent., and is well shown in his photographs.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The tuberosities of the humerus form the convexity of the shoulder.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The spherical surface, however, had long since begun to reveal its convexity.

    All Around the Moon Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for convexity


noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being convex
a convex surface, object, etc; bulge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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