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(of a lens) convex on one side and concave on the other and thickest in the center.
- ‘The Björk-Shiley convexo-concave prosthetic valve was introduced in 1979.’
- ‘The steady-state profile is convexo-concave, and the convexity has a width corresponding exactly to the area where the first term is dominant.’
- ‘A pad member 15 is securely attached to a concave side 13 of the convexo-concave member 11 and is made of absorbent cotton material.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.