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Convex

English

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Top: a spoon with its convex side up.
Bottom: a spoon with its concave side up.
A convex set. For any points x and y within the set, the connecting line lies within the set.
A convex polygon.

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus ("arched").

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /'k?nv?ks/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /'k?nv?ks/
  • The noun was often stressed on the second syllable by early writers, such as Milton, and occasionally by later poets.

Adjective

convex (comparative more convex, superlative most convex)

  1. curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
    • 1837, William Whewell, History of the Inductive Sciences
      Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface.
  2. (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.
  3. (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
  4. (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.

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Translations

Noun

convex (plural convexes)

  1. Any convex body or surface.
    • 1714, Thomas Tickell, Royal Progress
      Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.
  2. (gambling) A playing card made convex for use in cheating.
    Coordinate term: concave
  3. (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.

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Catalan

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin convexus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

convex (feminine convexa, masculine plural convexos, feminine plural convexes)

  1. convex

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French convexe, from Latin convexus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

convex (comparative convexer, superlative meest convex or convext)

  1. convex
    Synonym: bolrond
    Antonym: concaaf

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Romanian

Etymology

From French convexe, from Latin convexus.

Adjective

convex m or n (feminine singular convex?, masculine plural convec?i, feminine and neuter plural convexe)

  1. convex

Declension


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