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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gib·bous a.
 1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.
    The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member.   --Wiseman.
 2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.]
 -- Gib*bous*ly, adv. -- Gib*bous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from
          a form [syn: bulge, bump, hump, gibbosity, jut,
           prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion,