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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnvɛks/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnvɛks/
- The noun was often stressed on the second syllable by early writers, such as Milton, and occasionally by later poets.
- curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
- Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface.
- (mathematics, not comparable, of a set) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within the set.
- (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
- (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.
Terms derived from convex
curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
convex (plural convexes)
- John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989) The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.