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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  convex
      adj 1: curving or bulging outward [syn: convex, bulging]
             [ant: concave]

From 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
  
  

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