convexo-concave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj convexo-concave convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Convexo-concave Convex on one side, and concave on the other. The curves of the convex and concave sides may be alike or may be different. See Meniscus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • convexo-concave Having a convex opposite to a concave surface; having a hollow or incurvation on one side corresponding to a convexity on the other: said of bodies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Convexo-concave convex on one side, and concave on the other
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. convexusconveh-ĕrecon, together, and vehĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

In form, it is circular, convexo-concave, and resembles a watch-glass.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
These are the Phaenomena of thick convexo-concave Plates of Glass, which are every where of the same thickness.
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
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