An example of convex is the shape of the lens in eyeglasses.
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convex
Origin of convex
Classical Latin convexus, vaulted, arched, past participle of convehere, to bring together from com-, together + vehere, to bring: see way
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convex
adjective
Origin of convex
Latin convexus ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:
- con′vex′ly
adverb
convex
left to right: biconvex,
plano-convex, and
convexo-concave lenses
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(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”).
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