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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

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

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. () having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
4. () having an epigraph which is a convex set.

### 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.

## Catalan

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### Etymology

Borrowed from Latin convexus.

### Pronunciation

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

1. convex

## Dutch

### Etymology

Borrowed from French convexe, from Latin convexus.

### Pronunciation

• (key): /k?n'v?ks/
•  Audio (file)
• Hyphenation: con?vex
• Rhymes: -?ks

convex (comparative convexer, superlative meest convex or convext)

1. convex
Synonym: bolrond
Antonym: concaaf

## Romanian

### Etymology

From French convexe, from Latin convexus.

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

1. convex