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 interior
  • a convex polygon

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Origin and Etymology of convex

Middle French or Latin; Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus vaulted, concave, convex, from com- + -vexus; perhaps akin to Latin vehere to carry — more at way

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CONVEX Defined for English Language Learners

convex

  • : having a shape like the outside of a bowl : curving outward


CONVEX Defined for Kids

convex

adjective con·vex \ kän-ˈveks , ˈkän-ˌveks \
: rounded like the outside of a ball or circle

Medical Dictionary

convex

adjective con·vex \ kän-ˈveks; ˈkän-ˌ , kən-ˈ \
: curved or rounded like the exterior of a sphere or circle
  • convex lenses are used to correct for farsightedness

convexity

play \kən-ˈvek-sət-ē, kän-\ noun, plural -ties


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