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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.
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Adv.1.convexly - in a convex way; "bulging out convexly"
concavely - in a concave way; "shaped concavely"
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The use of debt incurs the risk of bankruptcy that is often described as increasing convexly with the debt ratio.
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The absorbent core is located in an area extending from an opening provided in the intermediate region for insertion of a tail of the pet animal toward of the ventral region, the absorbent core has a first end portion located toward the ventral region, the first end portion of the absorbent core overlaps the ventral side elastic element in a planar view, and the ventral side elastic element is contractibly secured under tension between the core and the exterior sheet so the first end portion of the absorbent core is convexly curved in a direction from the non-body-contact surface toward the body-contact surface under contraction of the ventral side elastic element.
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