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gibbous

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Etymology

From Middle English, from Late Latin gibbosus, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gibbus (hump, humped), probably cognate with cubare (to bend oneself, lie down), Italian gobba (humpback), Greek κύφος (kyphos), humpback, bent), κύβος (kybos), cube, vertebra).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
gibbous

Comparative
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  1. Characterized by convexity; protuberant.
  2. (astronomy) Phase of moon between first quarter and full or between full and last quarter.
  3. Humpbacked.

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