Definition of convex
1a : curved or rounded outward like the exterior of a sphere or circleb : 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
2a of a set of points : containing all points in a line joining any two constituent pointsb of a geometric figure : comprising a convex set when combined with its interior a convex polygon
Recent Examples of convex from the Web
Strapped inside the truck was a breakfront with four doors, each set with three convex panes of glass.
Plait hypothesizes that these aren't convex tubes at all but concave gulleys lined with ridges of sand.
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CONVEX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convex for English Language Learners
: having a shape like the outside of a bowl : curving outward
CONVEX Defined for Kids
Definition of convex for Students
: rounded like the outside of a ball or circle
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