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The word convex means curving out or bulging outward.

Convex or convexity may refer to:

Mathematics:

- Convex set, a set of points containing all line segments between each pair of its points
- Convex function, a function with the epigraph (the set of points lying on or above the graph) forming a convex set
- Convex polygon, a polygon which forms a convex set
- Convex hull, the minimal convex set containing a set of points X
- Convex combination, a linear combination of points with non-negative coefficients that sum up to 1
- Convex conjugate, is a generalization of the Legendre transformation
- Convex optimization

Economics:

- Convex preference relation, a preference relation with convex upper contour sets

Finance:

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

Optics:

- Convex lens, a lens with surfaces that curve outward

Art:

- Convex and Concave, a lithograph print by the artist M. C. Escher

Proper names:

- Convex Computer, a company that produced a number of vector supercomputers, bought by HP in 1995

- List of convexity topics
- Concave, the opposite of convex.

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