### Definition of Convexity

**1.** *Noun.* The property possessed by a convex shape.

**Convexness**

Generic synonyms:

**Configuration**,

**Conformation**,

**Contour**,

**Form**,

**Shape**

Specialized synonyms:

**Bulginess**,

**Roundedness**

Derivative terms:

**Convex**,

**Convex**

**2.**

*Noun.*A shape that curves or bulges outward.

**Convex Shape**

Specialized synonyms:

**Umbo**,

**Camber**,

**Entasis**,

**Knob**,

**Node**,

**Thickening**,

**Ridge**,

**Peak**,

**Point**,

**Tip**,

**Taper**,

**Projection**

Generic synonyms:

**Solid**

Derivative terms:

**Convex**

### Definition of Convexity

**1.** *n.* The state of being convex; the exterior surface of a convex body; roundness.

### Definition of Convexity

**1.** Noun. the state of being convex ¹

**2.** Noun. a convex line or surface ¹

**3.** Noun. a measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds ¹

¹ *Source: wiktionary.com*

### Definition of Convexity

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### Medical Definition of Convexity

**1.**
1. The state of being convex.
2. A convex structure.
(05 Mar 2000)

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Convexity

### Literary usage of Convexity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

**1.** *Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry* by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)

"Syphilitic Meningitis of the **convexity**.—This differs from the former only in the
trend of its symptoms. The pathological processes are practically identical ..."**2.** *Inequalities in Statistics and Probability: Proceedings of the Symposium on* by Yung Liang Tong (1984)

"Key words and phrases: Analysis of diversity, Complete **convexity**, Diversity
measure, Entropy, Jensen difference, Rao's Quadratic entropy. ..."**3.** *Elements of the Differential Calculus with Examples and Applications: A Text* by William Elwood Byerly (1891)

"Concavity and **convexity**. 226. The words concavity and **convexity** are used in ...
A point at which the curve is changing from **convexity** to concavity, ..."**4.** *Stochastic Inequalities* by Yung Liang Tong, Moshe Shaked (1992)

"Then under appropriate condition on g it can be shown that the stochastic Schur
**convexity** of Y(r) will imply the optimality of balanced resource allocation ..."**5.** *Fundamentals of Statistical Exponential Families: With Applications in* by Lawrence D. Brown (1986)

"... natural parameter 6+ In n = In nX . i=l ^ **convexity** PROPERTY Here is an
important fundamental fact about exponential families. ..."**6.** *A Treatise on the Differential Calculus: With Numerous Examples* by Isaac Todhunter (1890)

"CONCAVITY AND **convexity**. 288. THE terms 'concave' and 'convex' are commonly not
defined in ... To find a test of the **convexity** or concavity of a curve. ..."**7.** *An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory* by Benjamin Williamson (1899)

"**convexity** AND CONCAVITY. POINTS OF INFLEXION. 221. **convexity** and Concavity.—If
the tangent be drawn at any point on a curve, the neighbouring portion of the ..."