# convex

## adjective

con·vex
kän-ˈveks
ˈkän-ˌveks

kən-ˈveks

1

a

**:**curved or rounded outward like the exterior of a sphere or circle

b

**:**being a continuous function or part of a continuous function with the property that a line joining any two points on its graph lies on or above the graph

2

a

of a set of points

**:**containing all points in a line joining any two constituent points
b

of a geometric figure

**:**comprising a convex set when combined with its interiora convex polygon

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