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.

Last updated: 1997-08-03

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