plano-convex

adjective

pla·​no-con·​vex ˌplā-nō-(ˌ)kän-ˈveks How to pronounce plano-convex (audio)
-ˈkän-ˌveks,
-kən-ˈveks
: flat on one side and convex on the other

Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plano-convex was in 1665

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Cite this Entry

“Plano-convex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plano-convex. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

plano-convex

adjective
pla·​no-con·​vex
ˌplā-nō-kän-ˈveks,
-ˈkän-ˌveks,
-kən-ˈveks
: flat on one side and convex on the other

Medical Definition

plano-convex

adjective
pla·​no-con·​vex -(ˌ)kän-ˈveks How to pronounce plano-convex (audio) -ˈkän-ˌ How to pronounce plano-convex (audio)
-kən-ˈ
: flat on one side and convex on the other
a plano-convex lens
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