concavo-convex love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Concave on one side and convex on the other.
  • adj. Having greater curvature on the concave side than on the convex side. Used of a lens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having one side concave and the other convex

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Concave on one side and convex on the other, as an eggshell or a crescent.
  • adj. Specifically, having such a combination of concave and convex sides as makes the focal axis the shortest line between them. See Illust. under Lens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concave on one side and convex on the other. A concavo-convex lens is a lens in which the convex face has a smaller curvature than the concave face, so that the former tends constantly away from the latter. See convex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity

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