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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.vɛks/, /kɒnˈvɛks/, /kənˈvɛks/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.vɛks/, /kɑnˈvɛks/, /kənˈvɛks/
- Curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl, circle, or sphere.
- 1837, William Whewell, “Earliest Stages of Astronomy”, in History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Times. […], volume I, London: John W[illiam] Parker, […]; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: J. and J. J. Deighton, →OCLC, book III (History of Greek Astronomy), section 9 (The Globular Form of the Earth), page 150:
- [D]rops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface; […]
- (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph that is a convex set.
- (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
- (mathematics, not comparable, of a set in Euclidean space) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within the set.
- convex combination
- convex envelope
- convex function
- convex hull
- convex lens
- convex set
curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl, circle, or sphere
convex (plural convexes)
- Any convex body or surface.
- 1714, Royal Progress, Thomas Tickell:
- Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.
- (gambling) A playing card made convex for use in cheating.
- Coordinate term: concave
- (gambling) A small convex mirror used to cheat by observing other players' cards.
- Synonym: shiner
- 2019, John Philip Quinn, Fools of Fortune; or, Gambling and Gamblers:
- Of all the devices for defrauding at poker, the “shiner,” or “convex” […] Modern convexes are also considerably larger than those of former days.
- John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “convex”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
|Inflection of convex|
- → Indonesian: konvèks
Declension of convex