[ kon-vuh-loo-shuhn ]
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  1. a rolled up or coiled condition.

  2. a rolling or coiling together.

  1. a turn of anything coiled; whorl.

  2. Anatomy. one of the sinuous folds or ridges of the surface of the brain.

Origin of convolution

1535–45; <Latin convolūt- (see convolute) + -ion

Other words for convolution

Other words from convolution

  • con·vo·lu·tion·al, con·vo·lu·tion·ar·y [kon-vuh-loo-shuh-ner-ee], /ˌkɒn vəˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for convolution


/ (ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən) /

  1. a twisting together; a turn, twist, or coil

  2. an intricate, involved, or confused matter or condition

  1. Also called: gyrus any of the numerous convex folds or ridges of the surface of the brain

Derived forms of convolution

  • convolutional or convolutionary, adjective

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