convexity

noun

con·​vex·​i·​ty kən-ˈvek-sə-tē How to pronounce convexity (audio)
kän-
plural convexities
1
: the quality or state of being convex
2
: a convex surface or part

Examples of convexity in a Sentence

the convexity of the lens the convexities along the surface
Recent Examples on the Web Even more interesting is the fact that Noctua is issuing three variants of the cooler with variations in the convexity of the cold plate: a normal, a high-convexity, and a low-convexity model. PCMAG, 10 June 2024 Stirrer bars can tolerate some eccentricity and convexity in the bottom of a container. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 5 July 2019 Exploiting mispricing in the 21st century will depend more on understanding the convexity of outcomes not yet visible. Jeff Henriksen, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Add to that a wave of convexity hedgers, and unwinding by big trend-following investors -- such as commodity trading advisers. Fortune, 3 Mar. 2021 Many singled out one in particular: holders’ effort to protect their investments in mortgage bonds against the climb in yields, a practice known in industry parlance as convexity hedging. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2021 Our octagon exploration exposes the interplay between polygons, convexity, right angles and angle sums. Quanta Magazine, 18 Nov. 2020 A regime shift in volatility will be best captured with long-convexity exposure combined with tactical shorts rather than tail-risk strategies betting on mean-reverting volatility spikes. Tanvir Sandhu, Bloomberg.com, 12 May 2017 His Convexity Capital Management LP has lost $1 billion of its clients’ money over the past few years as once reliable options trades backfired. Juliet Chung, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of convexity was in 1599

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“Convexity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convexity. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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