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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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Examples from the Web for convexity

Historical Examples

  • 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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