Meaning of CONVEX in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kän-ˈveks; ˈkän-ˌ, kən-ˈ ]


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


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


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.