convex


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convex \Con"vex\, a. [L. convexus vaulted, arched, convex,
   concave, fr. convehere to bring together: cf. F. convexe. See
   Vehicle.]
   Rising or swelling into a spherical or rounded form;
   regularly protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical
   surface or curved line when viewed from without, in
   opposition to concave.
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         Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures
         with a convex surface.                   --Whewell.
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   Double convex, convex on both sides; convexo-convex.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convex \Con"vex\, n.
   A convex body or surface.
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         Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.
                                                  --Tickell.
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   Note: This word was often pronounced con-vex' by early
         writers, as by Milton, and occasionally by later poets.
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