- (of a polygon) having all interior angles less than or equal to 180°.
- (of a set) having the property that for each pair of points in the set the line joining the points is wholly contained in the set.
Origin of convex
OTHER WORDS FROM convexcon·vex·ly, con·vex·ed·ly [kuhn-vek-sid-lee], /kənˈvɛk sɪd li/, adverbcon·vex·ed·ness, nounsub·con·vex, adjective
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How to use convex in a sentence
To take advantage of the Coandӑ effect, most noseriding boards have a convex surface on the back three quarters of the bottom deck.Use physics to pull off gravity-defying surfing moves|Noah Lederman|October 5, 2021|Popular-Science
In The Father, that’s the convex-mirror world Anthony, as played by Anthony Hopkins, finds himself in.The Father Offers an Unsparing Glimpse into the Trials, and the Mysteries, of Old Age|Stephanie Zacharek|March 26, 2021|Time
A convex shape cannot have a disproportionately small flat cut like the one in the dumbbell, but perhaps it could have a disproportionately small curved cut.
So for a 100-dimensional convex shape, for example, they knew that the best straight cut will expose at most about 10 times as much surface area as the very best cut.
High-dimensional convex shapes are a central object of study not just for pure mathematicians but also for statisticians, machine learning researchers and other computer scientists working with high-dimensional data sets.
A convex lens is fixated on a slanted ceiling emanating a faint amount of soft white light.
It is sometimes indented, with its convex side in contact with the periphery of the cell.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Ellis's patent boot studs to save the sole, and the Euknemida, or concave-convex fastening springs, are the latest novelties.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
From his waistcoat pocket he took a little silver convex mirror and surveyed himself critically therein.Dope|Sax Rohmer
This insect is much less in size than the former, and is more convex.
The body is very convex:, having the thorax as wide as the abdomen, subquadrate, with very convex sides.