American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state of being convex.
- n. A convex surface, body, part, or line.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being convex; roundness; sphericity. Also sometimes convexness, convexedness.
- n. The exterior surface or form of convex body.
- n. the state of being convex
- n. a convex line or surface
- n. a measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being convex; the exterior surface of a convex body; roundness.
- n. the property possessed by a convex shape
- n. a shape that curves or bulges outward
“Traders said hedging related to mortgage debt, or so-called convexity selling, also played a part Wednesday in pressuring Treasury yields higher.”
“In the so-called convexity hedging, mortgage securities holders sell Treasurys to hedge against rising rates.”
“Because the field of scalars is real or complex, vector spaces also come with the notion of convexity, which turns out to be crucial in many aspects of analysis.”
“Hence hypotheses normally refer to some qualitative properties of the functions that allegedly emerge from the formalism, such as convexity or monotony.”
“Depending on the structural nature of the objects such as convexity and disjointness, the resulting clipped object may itself be disjoint or may contain islands and other interesting properties.”
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“Since mortgage security owners are short the option (the opposite of borrowers, who are long the option), they use the term "negative convexity.”
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