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convex

EnglishEdit

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Top: a spoon with its convex side up.
Bottom: a spoon with its concave side up.
A convex set. For any points x and y within the set, the connecting line lies within the set.
A convex polygon.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus (arched).

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AdjectiveEdit

convex (comparative more convex, superlative most convex)

  1. curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
    • Whewell
      Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface.
  2. (mathematics, not comparable, of a set) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within the set.
  3. (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
  4. (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.

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NounEdit

convex (plural convexes)

  1. Any convex body or surface.
    • Tickell
      Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.

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AdjectiveEdit

convex m (feminine convexa, masculine plural convexos, feminine plural convexes)

  1. convex

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