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convex

[ adjective kon-veks, kuhn-; noun kon-veks ]

1. having a surface that is curved or rounded outward. Compare concave ( def 1 ).
2. Mathematics.
1. (of a polygon) having all interior angles less than or equal to 180°.
2. (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.

noun

1. a convex surface, part, or thing.

convex

/ ˈkɒnvɛks; kɒnˈvɛks /

1. curving or bulging outwards
2. physics having one or two surfaces curved or ground in the shape of a section of the exterior of a sphere, paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc

a convex lens

3. maths (of a polygon) containing no interior angle greater than 180°
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verb

1. tr to make convex
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convex

/ kŏnvĕks′ /

1. Curving outward, like the outer boundary of a circle or sphere.

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Other Words From

• con·vexly con·vex·ed·ly [k, uh, n-, vek, -sid-lee], adverb
• con·vexed·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of convex1

1565–75; < Latin convexus equivalent to con- con- + -vexus, perhaps < *wek-sos, derivative of base of vehere to convey, if original sense was “brought together (to a single point)”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of convex1

C16: from Latin convexus vaulted, rounded
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Example Sentences

To take advantage of the Coandӑ effect, most noseriding boards have a convex surface on the back three quarters of the bottom deck.

In The Father, that’s the convex-mirror world Anthony, as played by Anthony Hopkins, finds himself in.

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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.

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.

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.

Ellis's patent boot studs to save the sole, and the Euknemida, or concave-convex fastening springs, are the latest novelties.

From his waistcoat pocket he took a little silver convex mirror and surveyed himself critically therein.

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.