Meaning of CONVEX in English



Pronunciation: kän- ' veks; ' kän- ˌ , k ə n- '

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus vaulted, concave, convex, from com- + -vexus; perhaps akin to Latin vehere to carry ― more at WAY

Date: 1571

1 a : curved or rounded outward like the exterior of a sphere or circle b : being a continuous function or part of a continuous function with the property that a line joining any two points on its graph lies on or above the graph

2 a of a set of points : containing all points in a line joining any two constituent points b of a geometric figure : comprising a convex set when combined with its interior <a convex polygon>

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