convolution

convolution

[kon-vuh-loo-shuhn]
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:
1535–45; < Latin convolūt- (see convolute) + -ion

convolutional, convolutionary [kon-vuh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] , adjective


3. twist, winding, sinuosity.
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convolution (ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən)
 
n
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
 
convo'lutional
 
adj
 
convo'lutionary
 
adj

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convolution
1540s, from L. convolutus, pp. of convolvere "to roll together," from com- "together" + volvere "to roll" (see vulva).
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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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