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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

... of those I Invited to see it, make the Glass they were fastened to, appear manifestly a White Body. And yet as I said, this Whiteness depended upon the Minuteness and Nearness of the Little Mercurial Globuli, the Convexity of whose Surfaces fitted them to represent in a Narrow compass a Multitude of Little Lucid Images to differingly situated Beholders. And here let me observe a thing that seems much to countenance the Notion I have been recommending: namely, that whereas divers parts of the Sky, and especially ...
— Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) • Robert Boyle

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

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