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convolution

[kon-vuh-loo-shuh n] /ˌkɒn vəˈlu ʃən/
noun
1.
a rolled up or coiled condition.
2.
a rolling or coiling together.
3.
a turn of anything coiled; whorl.
4.
Anatomy. one of the sinuous folds or ridges of the surface of the brain.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin convolūt- (see convolute) + -ion
Related forms
convolutional, convolutionary
[kon-vuh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌkɒn vəˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Synonyms
3. twist, winding, sinuosity.
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British Dictionary definitions for convolution

convolution

/ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən/
noun
1.
a twisting together; a turn, twist, or coil
2.
an intricate, involved, or confused matter or condition
3.
Also called gyrus. any of the numerous convex folds or ridges of the surface of the brain
Derived Forms
convolutional, convolutionary, adjective
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Word Origin and History for convolution
n.

1540s, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere "to roll together," from com- "together" (see com-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox).

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convolution in Medicine

convolution con·vo·lu·tion (kŏn'və-lōō'shən)
n.

  1. A form or part that is folded or coiled.

  2. One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.

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