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revolute

[rev-uh-loot] /ˈrɛv əˌlut/
adjective, Biology
1.
rolled backward or downward; rolled backward at the tip or margin, as a leaf.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere to revolve
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Examples for revolute
  • The vertical and the roof pillars were modelled using rigid bodies connected each other by revolute joints.
British Dictionary definitions for revolute

revolute

/ˈrɛvəˌluːt/
adjective
1.
(esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards
Word Origin
C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve
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