convex[kän veks′, kən-; also, & for n. usually, kän′veks′]
- The definition of convex is curving outwards like the edge of a circle.
An example of convex is the shape of the lens in eyeglasses.
Origin of convexClassical Latin convexus, vaulted, arched, past participle of convehere, to bring together ; from com-, together + vehere, to bring: see way
Origin of convexLatin convexus; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
left to right: biconvex,
(comparative more convex, superlative most convex)
- curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
- (mathematics, not comparable, of a set) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within the set.
- (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.
From Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus (“arched”).