- (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.
- convertible lens,
- convertible preferred stock,
- convex hull,
- convex lens,
- convex sole,
Origin of convex
Examples from the Web for convex
When a radial face or surface is convex, it is said to be rounding or round, and when it is concave it is said to be hollow.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The ring is constructed in twin or double hoops, one side being flat, the other convex.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The pileus is smooth, quite thick and firm, convex to expanded.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|George Francis Atkinson
Each face on the insects eye is considered as a crystalline lens, concave within, and convex without.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
The head of the arch is wavy and formed mostly of convex curves.Portuguese Architecture|Walter Crum Watson
Word Origin for convex
1570s, from Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus "vaulted, arched," past participle of convehere "to bring together," from com- "together," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + vehere "to bring" (see vehicle). Possibly from the idea of vaults carried together to meet at the point of a roof. Related: Convexity. Convex lens is from 1822.