- a rolling up or folding in upon itself.
- a part so formed.
Origin of involution
Related Words for involutionbraid, tendril, rotation, involution, wheeling, volution, twine, convolution, lap, ring, twirl, spiral, scroll, twist, turn, bight, gyration, whorl, wind, circle
Examples from the Web for involution
Historical Examples of involution
Neither evolution nor involution will ever effect the value of a unit.
No "evolution," no "involution," no word without sense or meaning.
This is the process of the involution of life in matter, the descending arc.Evolution of Life and Form
Annie Wood Besant
Kathekosis (from Chaos-Theos-Kosmos) is to evolution what "chaogeny" is to involution.
It is Alpha, as related to involution, and Omega, as related to evolution.
late 14c., from Latin involutionem (nominative involutio) "a rolling up," noun of action from past participle stem of involvere (see involve). Related: Involutional.