Definition of Convexity

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

Exact synonyms: 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.
Exact synonyms: 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

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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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Convexity

convex mirror
convex polygon
convex polyhedron
convex set
convex shape
convexity (current term)
convexoconcave lens
convexoconvex lens

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 ..."

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