- (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.
Words nearby convex
Origin of convex
OTHER WORDS FROM convexcon·vex·ly, con·vex·ed·ly [kuh n-vek-sid-lee] /kənˈvɛk sɪd li/, adverbcon·vex·ed·ness, nounsub·con·vex, adjective
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