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convexity

[kuh n-vek-si-tee]
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noun, plural con·vex·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state of being convex.
  2. a convex surface or thing.
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Origin of convexity

From the Latin word convexitās, dating back to 1590–1600. See convex, -ity
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Related Words for convexity

wart, lump, nodule, node, projection, protuberance, wattle, fold, portion, ear, lap, section, convexity, bump, swelling, promontory, growth, excrescence, dilation, bunch

Examples from the Web for convexity

Historical Examples of convexity

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for convexity

convexity

noun plural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being convex
  2. a convex surface, object, etc; bulge
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