# convex hull

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## convex hull

[′kän‚veks ′həl] (mathematics)

The smallest convex set containing a given collection of points in a real linear space. Also known as convex linear hull.

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## convex hull

(mathematics, graphics)For a set S in space, the smallest
convex set containing S. In the plane, the convex hull can
be visualized as the shape assumed by a rubber band that has
been stretched around the set S and released to conform as
closely as possible to S.

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