[kuh n-vek-si-tee]

noun, plural con·vex·i·ties 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being convex
a convex surface, object, etc; bulge
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