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Meaning of convex

con•vex

Pronunciation: (adj.kon-veks', kun-n.kon'veks), [key]
— adj.
  1. having a surface that is curved or rounded outward. Cf. concave (def. 1).
    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.
—n.
  1. a convex surface, part, or thing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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