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# Convex vs Bowed - What's the difference?

convex | bowed |

## As adjectives the difference between convex and bowed

is that convex is curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle while bowed is having a bow, e.g. a bowed instrument is played with a bow.

## As a noun convex

is any convex body or surface.

## As a verb bowed is

past tense of bow.

# convex

## English

• curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
• * Whewell
• Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface.
• (mathematics, not comparable, of a set) arranged such that for any two points in the set, a straight line between the two points is contained within the set.
• (geometry, not comparable, of a polygon) having no internal angles greater than 180 degrees.
• (functional analysis, not comparable, of a real-valued function on the reals) having an epigraph which is a convex set.

* concave

#### Derived terms

* convex combination * convex set

### Noun

(es)
• Any convex body or surface.
• * Tickell
• Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.

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