Definition of Convex. Meaning of Convex. Synonyms of Convex

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Definition of Convex

Convex
Convex Con"vex, a. [L. convexus vaulted, arched, convex, concave, fr. convehere to bring together: cf. F. convexe. See Vehicle.] 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. Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface. --Whewell. Double convex, convex on both sides; convexo-convex.

Meaning of Convex from wikipedia

- Convex or convexity may refer to: Convex lens, in optics Convex set, containing the whole line segment that joins points Convex polygon, a polygon which...
- is convex if, given any two points in the subset, the subset contains the whole line segment that joins them. Equivalently, a convex set or a convex region...
- In mathematics, a real-valued function is called convex if the line segment between any two points on the graph of the function does not lie below the...
- In geometry, a convex polygon is a polygon that is the boundary of a convex set. This means that the line segment between two points of the polygon is...
- In geometry, the convex hull or convex envelope or convex closure of a shape is the smallest convex set that contains it. The convex hull may be defined...
- Convex optimization is a subfield of mathematical optimization that studies the problem of minimizing convex functions over convex sets. Many classes of...
- Plano-convex may refer to: Plano-convex lens, in optics Plano-convex, a type of mudbrick used by the ancient Sumerians This disambiguation page lists articles...
- Strictly convex may refer to: Strictly convex function, a function having the line between any two points above its graph Strictly convex polygon, a polygon...
- word lens comes from lēns, the Latin name of the lentil, because a double-convex lens is lentil-shaped. The lentil plant also gives its name to a geometric...
- mathematical optimization, the convex conjugate of a function is a generalization of the Legendre transformation which applies to non-convex functions. It is also...