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involute

[ adjective, noun in-vuh-loot; verb in-vuh-loot, in-vuh-loot ]
/ adjective, noun 藞瑟n v蓹藢lut; verb 藢瑟n v蓹藞lut, 藞瑟n v蓹藢lut /
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adjective
noun
Geometry. any curve of which a given curve is the evolute.
verb (used without object), in路vo路lut路ed, in路vo路lut路ing.
to roll or curl up; become involute.
to return to a normal shape, size, or state.
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Origin of involute

1655鈥65; <Latin invol奴tus (past participle of involvere to roll up, wrap, cover), equivalent to in-in-2 + vol奴- (variant stem of volvere to roll) + -tus past participle suffix; cf. involve

OTHER WORDS FROM involute

in路vo路lute路ly, adverbsub路in路vo路lute, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for involute

involute

adjective (藞瑟nv蓹藢lu藧t) involuted
complex, intricate, or involved
botany (esp of petals, leaves, etc, in bud) having margins that are rolled inwards
(of certain shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
noun (藞瑟nv蓹藢lu藧t)
geometry the curve described by the free end of a thread as it is wound around another curve, the evolute, such that its normals are tangential to the evoluteSee also evolute
verb (藢瑟nv蓹藞lu藧t)
(intr) to become involute

Derived forms of involute

involutely, adverbinvolutedly, adverb

Word Origin for involute

C17: from Latin invol奴tus, from involvere; see involve
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