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Definitions for convex
kɒnˈvɛks, kən-; ˈkɒn vɛkscon·vex

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convex, bulgingadjective

    curving or bulging outward


  1. convexadjective

    curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle

  2. convexadjective

    (Of a set of points) such that for any two points in the set, every point between those two points is also in the set

  3. convexadjective

    (of a real-valued function on the reals) such that the value at any point, is no larger than the interpolated value thereat, based on the values at any two points between which the first point is contained

  4. Etymology: From convexus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONVEXadjective

    Rising in a circular form; opposite to concave.

    Etymology: convexus, Latin.

    It is the duty of a painter, even in this also, to imitate the convex mirrour, and to place nothing which glares at the border of his picture. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    An orb or ball round its own axis whirl;
    Will not the motion to a distance hurl
    Whatever dust or sand you on it place,
    And drops of water from its convex face? Richard Blackmore, Creation.

  2. Convexnoun

    A convex body; a body swelling externally into a circular form.

    A comet draws a long extended blaze;
    From East to West burns through th’ ethereal frame,
    And half heav’n’s convex glitters with the flame. Thomas Tickell.


  1. convex

    In a general sense, convex is used to describe a shape or surface that curves or bulges outwards. A convex shape is such that a line segment drawn between any two points within the shape falls entirely within the shape. This term is commonly used in various fields including mathematics, physics, computer science, and many other fields.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convexadjective

    rising or swelling into a spherical or rounded form; regularly protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical surface or curved line when viewed from without, in opposition to concave

  2. Convexnoun

    a convex body or surface

  3. Etymology: [L. convexus vaulted, arched, convex, concave, fr. convehere to bring together: cf. F. convexe. See Vehicle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convex

    kon′veks, adj. rising into a round form on the outside, the reverse of concave.—n. the vault of heaven, &c.—adj. Convexed′, made convex.—adv. Convex′edly.—ns. Convex′ity, Con′vexness, roundness of form on the outside.—adv. Con′vexly.—adjs. Convex′o-con′cave, convex on one side, and concave on the other; Convex′o-con′vex, convex on both sides. [L. convexusconveh-ĕrecon, together, and vehĕre, to carry.]


  1. Convex

    the outer curved surface of a segment of a sphere; opposed to concave: convex veins are those which occupy the summits of ridges on the upper surface of - wing; see concave veins.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convex in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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