- (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.
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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
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Example sentences 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