AskDefine | Define convexity

Dictionary Definition

convexity

Noun

1 the property possessed by a convex shape [syn: convexness]
2 a shape that curves or bulges outward [syn: convex shape]

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English

Noun

  1. the state of being convex
  2. a convex line or surface
  3. a measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds

Antonyms

Extensive Definition

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

See also

convexity in Czech: Konvexní
convexity in German: Konvex
convexity in Finnish: Konveksisuus
convexity in Japanese: 凸
convexity in Swedish: Konvex

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