Convex meaning

kŏn'vĕks', kən-vĕks'
Curving outward like the surface of a sphere.
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Curving outward, like the outer boundary of a circle or sphere.
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Curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle.
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(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.
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(functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) Having an epigraph which is a convex set.
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Any convex body or surface.
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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.

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Having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, as the exterior of a sphere.
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A convex surface, line, object, etc.
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Origin of convex

  • Latin convexus wegh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus (“arched”).
    From Wiktionary