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 (kŏn′vĕks′, kən-vĕks′)
Having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, as the exterior of a sphere.

[Latin convexus; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

con′vex′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.convexly - in a convex way; "bulging out convexly"
concavely - in a concave way; "shaped concavely"
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