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convolve

[ kuhn-volv ]
/ kənˈvɒlv /
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verb (used with or without object), con·volved, con·volv·ing.

to roll or wind together; coil; twist.

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Origin of convolve

1590–1600; <Latin convolvere, equivalent to con-con- + volvere to roll, turn, twist

OTHER WORDS FROM convolve

con·volve·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for convolve

convolve
/ (kənˈvɒlv) /

verb

to wind or roll together; coil; twist

Word Origin for convolve

C16: from Latin convolvere; see convolute
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