- a rolling up or folding in upon itself.
- a part so formed.
Origin of involution
Examples from the Web for involution
If, however, the links are in involution, these forces become infinite or indeterminate.
And their correspondences in every stage of involution or the descent of spirit into matter are eternal and kosmic.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
Neither evolution nor involution will ever effect the value of a unit.Life: Its True Genesis|R. W. Wright
Ecks was executing a series of caricatures illustrating the involution of Hodgkins' face back into a crab-apple.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
The arrest, or involution, normal to the girl, does not occur in him.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
British Dictionary definitions for involution
Word Origin and History for involution
late 14c., from Latin involutionem (nominative involutio) "a rolling up," noun of action from past participle stem of involvere (see involve). Related: Involutional.