convex shape

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n convex shape a shape that curves or bulges outward
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Usage

In literature:

It appears to be formed of two crescent-shaped ridges, the convexities of which are turned outwards.
"Lectures on Evolution" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The convex surface must be ground in a saucer-shaped tool of corresponding form.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
The mouthpiece is hemispherical and convex, and the exact shape of it is of great importance.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
It appears to be formed of two crescent-shaped ridges, the convexities of which are turned outwards.
"American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology" by Thomas Henry Huxley
It appears to be formed of two crescent-shaped ridges, the convexities of which are turned outwards.
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Rudely shaped, of hard cherty rock, flat on the inner face, convex on the back.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The ears of the African animal are much larger, and the shape of his forehead is more convex.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
The =pileus= is convex, then expanded, plane or convex, and when mature more or less top-shaped because it is so thick at the middle.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
It appears to be formed of two crescent-shaped ridges, the convexities of which are turned outwards.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
Its surface was convex, and in shape it was neither square, nor round, nor exactly oval, for it was pointed at both ends.
"Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children" by Julian Hawthorne
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In news:

Having the shape of a double-convex lens.
Patty pans are disk-shaped, convex on both sides with a scalloped border, giving them the appearance of a plate or a flying saucer - an odd, fun, UFO shape kids find fascinating.
The CapMax Convex Cap Printer from Workhorse Products (www.workhorseproducts.com) features a curved platen and screen that follow the natural shape of the cap.
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In science:

The lenslet array is a refractive optical element, flat on one side, with a grid of square-shaped convex lenses on the other side.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
For convex grains of any shape or size, the chord-distribution function of the phase exterior to the grains is p1 (z ) = λ exp(−λz ) where λ = sv /4φ1 .
Chord distribution functions of three-dimensional random media: Approximate first-passage times of Gaussian processes
This equation tells that the dynamic phase boundary will be convex having the shape of rectangular hyperbola (xy = c).
Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Model Ferromagnets: A Review
T x d = constant, it is easy to see that this gives the convex shape of the dynamic phase boundary).
Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Model Ferromagnets: A Review
If, however, the surface is curved in a convex shape, the particles in the flow will tend to take directions tangent to the surface, i.e. away from the surface, obeying Newtons first law.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
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