plano-convex

[ pley-noh-kon-veks, -kon-veks, -kuhn- ]

adjectiveOptics.
  1. pertaining to or noting a lens that is plane on one side and convex on the other.

Origin of plano-convex

1
First recorded in 1655–65; plano-1 + convex

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British Dictionary definitions for plano-convex

plano-convex

/ (ˌpleɪnəʊˈkɒnvɛks) /


adjective
  1. (of a lens) having one side convex and the other side plane

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