plano-convex

[ pley-noh-kon-veks, -kon-veks, -kuh n- ]
/ ˌpleɪ noʊˈkɒn vɛks, -kɒnˈvɛks, -kən- /
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adjective Optics.

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

Nearby words

  1. planning blight,
  2. planning permission,
  3. plano,
  4. plano-,
  5. plano-concave,
  6. planoblast,
  7. planocellular,
  8. planoconcave,
  9. planoconcave lens,
  10. planoconvex

Origin of plano-convex

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

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British Dictionary definitions for plano-convex

plano-convex

/ (ˌpleɪnəʊˈkɒnvɛks) /

adjective

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