Meaning of CONVEX in English


— convexly, convexedly /keuhn vek"sid lee/ , adv. — convexedness , n.

adj. /kon veks", keuhn-/ ; n. /kon"veks/ , adj.

1. having a surface that is curved or rounded outward. Cf. concave (def. 1).

2. Math.

a. (of a polygon) having all interior angles less than or equal to 180°.

b. (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.


3. a convex surface, part, or thing.

[ 1565-75; convexus equiv. to con- CON- + -vexus, perh. wek-sos, deriv. of base of vehere to convey, if original sense was "brought together (to a single point)" ]

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