gibbousness

gibbousness
noun
something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
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the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge

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the hump of a camel

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he stood on the rocky prominence

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the occipital protuberance was well developed

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the bony excrescence between its horns

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
excrescent (for: ↑excrescence), ↑protrude (for: ↑protrusion), ↑protuberant (for: ↑protuberance), ↑protuberate (for: ↑protuberance), ↑gibbous, ↑gibbous (for: ↑gibbosity), ↑hump (for: ↑hump), ↑bulgy (for: ↑bulge), ↑bulge (for: ↑bulge)
Hypernyms: ↑projection
Hyponyms:

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noun

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gibbosˈity or gibbˈousness noun
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Main Entry:gibbous

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  • Gibbousness — Gibbous Gib bous, a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See {Gibbose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half moon and the full moon. [1913 Webster] The bones will rise, and make a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gibbousness — See gibbously. * * * …   Universalium

  • gibbousness — n. being humpbacked, outward curvature; convexity, being convex (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gibbousness — n. See gibbosity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gibbousness — gib·bous·ness …   English syllables

  • extrusion — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gibbosity — noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony excrescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • protrusion — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the bony… …   Useful english dictionary

  • protuberance — noun 1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings (Freq. 1) the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge the hump of a camel he stood on the rocky prominence the occipital protuberance was well developed the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gibbostity — Gib*bost i*ty, n. [Cf. F. gibbosit[ e].] The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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