convex
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EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
Borrowed from Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus (“arched”).
PronunciationEdit
 (Received Pronunciation) IPA^{(key)}: /ˈkɒnvɛks/
 (General American) IPA^{(key)}: /ˈkɑnvɛks/
 The noun was often stressed on the second syllable by early writers, such as Milton, and occasionally by later poets.
AdjectiveEdit
convex (comparative more convex, superlative most convex)
 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.
 Whewell
 (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.
 (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
 (functional analysis, not comparable, of a realvalued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
Terms derived from convex
TranslationsEdit
curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle


NounEdit
convex (plural convexes)
ReferencesEdit
 “convex” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 9780198611868.