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Convexity   Listen

(pl. convexities)
The property possessed by a convex shape.  Synonym: convexness.
A shape that curves or bulges outward.  Synonym: convex shape.

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"Convexity" Quotes from Famous Books

... channel, decreased very slowly at first toward both banks, more rapidly with approach to the banks or with shallowing of the depth, very rapidly close to the banks, and was very small at the edges, possibly zero. The figure of the curve was found to be determined by the figure of the bed, a convexity in the bed producing a concavity in the curve and vice versa, and more markedly in shallow than in deep water. Curves on the same transversal, at the same site, and with similar conditions, but differing in general velocity, were nearly parallel ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 • Various

Words linked to "Convexity" :   taper, ridge, umbo, convex, camber, form, roundedness, convex shape, node, conformation, shape, thickening, point, tip, configuration, projection, solid, entasis, knob, contour, peak, bulginess

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