con·​vex·​i·​ty | \ kən-ˈvek-sə-tē How to pronounce convexity (audio) , kän- \
plural convexities

Definition of convexity

1 : the quality or state of being convex
2 : a convex surface or part

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Examples of convexity in a Sentence

the convexity of the lens the convexities along the surface
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First Known Use of convexity

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Convexity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of convexity

: the quality or state of being curved outward : the quality or state of being convex
: a shape that is curved outward : a convex shape

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