### Definition of Planoconvex

1. Adjective. Flat on one side and convex on the other.

Similar to: Bulging, Convex

### Definition of Planoconvex

1. a. Plane or flat on one side, and convex on the other; as, a plano-convex lens. See Convex, and Lens.

### Definition of Planoconvex

1. Adjective. (optics of a lens) Having one side plane and the other convex ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Medical Definition of Planoconvex

1. Flat on one side and convex on the other, usually denoting a lens of that shape. (21 Jun 2000)

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Planoconvex

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### Literary usage of Planoconvex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Quekett (1855)
"In the year 1812, a periscopic doublet lens was proposed by Dr. Wollaston ;•)- it was composed of two planoconvex lenses, ground to the same radius, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"If we do not consider the distortion caused by the small samples of the lowest two levels, planoconvex scrapers show a modest unimodal curve and flake ..."

3. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1813)
"686. The focal distance of a double convex lens, is the radius, or half the diameter of the sphere of which it is a part. Hence the planoconvex lens, ..."

4. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1841)
"Hence the planoconvex lens, being one half of the double convex lens, ... 162, is that of two planoconvex lenses, placed with their plane surfaces ..."

5. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"... planoconvex, smooth, entire at the mouth, equalling the ovate ... bracted, upper one »laminate below: fruit ovate, planoconvex, obtuse, ..."

6. The Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1918)
"This consisted of a meniscus or collecting lens, ML, a planoconvex or parallelizing lens, PL, and a condensing lens, CL, and the approximate course of the ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Quekett (1855)
"In the year 1812, a periscopic doublet lens was proposed by Dr. Wollaston ;•)- it was composed of two planoconvex lenses, ground to the same radius, ..."

8. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"If we do not consider the distortion caused by the small samples of the lowest two levels, planoconvex scrapers show a modest unimodal curve and flake ..."

9. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1813)
"686. The focal distance of a double convex lens, is the radius, or half the diameter of the sphere of which it is a part. Hence the planoconvex lens, ..."

10. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1841)
"Hence the planoconvex lens, being one half of the double convex lens, ... 162, is that of two planoconvex lenses, placed with their plane surfaces ..."

11. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"... planoconvex, smooth, entire at the mouth, equalling the ovate ... bracted, upper one »laminate below: fruit ovate, planoconvex, obtuse, ..."

12. The Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel by Albert Sauveur (1918)
"This consisted of a meniscus or collecting lens, ML, a planoconvex or parallelizing lens, PL, and a condensing lens, CL, and the approximate course of the ..."