convex definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, given that outside of a sphere.
    • curved or bowed outward just like the beyond a bowl or sphere or circle
    • (Of a collection of things) so that for two points into the ready, every point between those two points can be when you look at the ready
    • (of a real-valued purpose regarding the reals) so that the value at any point, isn't any larger than the interpolated price thereat, on the basis of the values at any two things between that the first point is included
    • increasing or swelling into a spherical or rounded type; frequently protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical area or curved line when seen from without, against concave.
    • curving or bulging outward
  • noun:
    • Any convex body or surface.
    • A convex human body or area.
    • [⟨ L. convexum, prop. neut. of convexus, adj.: see above.] A convex human anatomy or area.
  • others:
    • Curved, as a line or surface, in the way of a circle or sphere when viewed from some point without it; curved from the perspective; therefore, bounded by these types of a line or surface: as, a convex mirror.
    • especially In zöol. and structure, elevated and regularly curved; forming a segment of a sphere, or nearly therefore: distinguished from gibbous, which is placed on a less regular level.
    • In geometry, having no reëntrant direction.

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