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Wordnet 3.0


1. curving or bulging outward;
[syn: convex, bulging]

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. [1913 Webster] Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] Double convex, convex on both sides; convexo-convex. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convex \Con"vex\, n. A convex body or surface. [1913 Webster] Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame. --Tickell. [1913 Webster] Note: This word was often pronounced con-vex' by early writers, as by Milton, and occasionally by later poets. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

convex adj 1: curving or bulging outward [syn: convex, bulging] [ant: concave]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "convex": arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, bellied, bellylike, bowed, bowlike, bulging, concave, convexed, embowed, excurvate, excurvated, excurved, gibbose, gibbous, humpbacked, humped, humpy, hunched, hunchy, out-bowed, oxbow, rotund, round, rounded, rounded out, vaulted