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convex (adjective), more convex, most convex
1. Descriptive of a surface that curves in an outwardly fashion: Standing in front of the convex mirror makes Milly look overweight, even though she is very slim.
2. Pertaining to an outline or surface that is curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere: Steve understood that the outward curve of a bowl was an example of an object that has a convex shape.
3. Etymology: from Latin convexus, "vaulted, arched", from convehere, "to bring together", from com-, "together" or "thoroughly" + vehere, "to bring".
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(Latin: pertaining to the navel, umbilical cord; a protuberance or swelling; related to umbo, the boss [a convex elevation or knob] of a shield)