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The word convex means curving out or bulging outward. Convex or convexity may refer to:

Mathematics:

Economics:

Finance:

  • Bond convexity, a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a bond to changes in interest rates

Optics:

Art:

Proper names:

  • Convex Computer, a company that produced a number of vector supercomputers, bought by HP in 1995
  • Convex Software Library, a client-side open source solution for Internet Explorer which uses a hidden Java applet to process XForms

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

CONVEX (Lat. convexus, carried round, rounded, from con-, with, and vehere, to carry), a term for the exterior side of a curved or rounded surface, as opposed to "concave" (Lat. con-, and cavus, hollow), the inner surface.


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