|to exercise restraint or direction over|
|disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.|
|convex (ˈkɒnvɛks, kɒnˈvɛks)|
|1.||curving or bulging outwards|
|2.||physics having one or two surfaces curved or ground in the shape of a section of the exterior of a sphere, paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc: a convex lens|
|3.||maths (of a polygon) containing no interior angle greater than 180°|
|4.||(tr) to make convex|
|[C16: from Latin convexus vaulted, rounded]|
convex con·vex (kŏn'věks', kən-věks')
Having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, as the exterior of a sphere.
|convex (kŏn'věks') Pronunciation Key
Curving outward, like the outer boundary of a circle or sphere.