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convex

[adj. kon-veks, kuh n-; n. kon-veks] /adj. kɒnˈvɛks, kən-; n. ˈkɒn vɛks/
1.
having a surface that is curved or rounded outward.
Compare concave (def 1).
2.
Mathematics.
1. (of a polygon) having all interior angles less than or equal to 180°.
2. (of a set) having the property that for each pair of points in the set the line joining the points is wholly contained in the set.
noun
3.
a convex surface, part, or thing.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin convexus equivalent to con- con- + -vexus, perhaps < *wek-sos, derivative of base of vehere to convey, if original sense was “brought together (to a single point)”
Related forms
convexly, convexedly
[kuh n-vek-sid-lee] /kənˈvɛk sɪd li/ (Show IPA),
convexedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for con vexedness

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°
verb
4.
(transitive) to make convex
Compare concave
Derived Forms
Word Origin
C16: from Latin convexus vaulted, rounded
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Word Origin and History for con vexedness

convex

1570s, from Middle French convexe, from Latin convexus "vaulted, arched," past participle of convehere "to bring together," from com- "together," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + vehere "to bring" (see vehicle). Possibly from the idea of vaults carried together to meet at the point of a roof. Related: Convexity. Convex lens is from 1822.

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con vexedness in Medicine

convex con·vex (kŏn'věks', kən-věks')
Having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, as the exterior of a sphere.

con·vex'i·ty n.
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con vexedness in Science
 convex   (kŏn'věks')    Curving outward, like the outer boundary of a circle or sphere.
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