As an adjective convex
is curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle.
As a noun convex
is any convex body or surface.
As a verb protruded is
past tense of protrude.
curved or bowed outward like the outside of a bowl or sphere or circle
(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.
- Drops of water naturally form themselves into figures with a convex surface.
* convex combination
* convex set
Any convex body or surface.
- Half heaven's convex glitters with the flame.
To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.
To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
- Archegonia are surrounded early in their development by the juvenile perianth, through the slender beak of which the elongated neck of the fertilized archegonium protrudes .
To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
- (John Locke)
- When Spring protrudes the bursting gems.