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Related to convolution: Fourier transform, Convolution theorem

con·vo·lu·tion

 (kŏn′və-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1. A form or part that is folded or coiled.
2. One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.

con′vo·lu′tion·al adj.

convolution

(ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən)
n
1. a twisting together; a turn, twist, or coil
2. an intricate, involved, or confused matter or condition
3. (Anatomy) Also called: gyrus any of the numerous convex folds or ridges of the surface of the brain
ˌconvoˈlutional, ˌconvoˈlutionary adj

con•vo•lu•tion

(ˌkɒn vəˈlu ʃən)

n.
1. a rolled up or coiled condition.
2. a rolling or coiling together.
3. a turn of anything coiled; whorl.
4. one of the sinuous folds or ridges of the surface of the brain.
[1535–45; < Latin]
con`vo•lu′tion•al, con`vo•lu′tion•ar•y (-ʃəˌnɛr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convolution - the shape of something rotating rapidlyconvolution - the shape of something rotating rapidly
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
2.convolution - a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
frontal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum
temporal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum
parietal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum
occipital gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
central gyrus - either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus
3.convolution - the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something

convolution

noun twist, complexity, intricacy, contortion, winding, curl, loop, spiral, coil, coiling, helix, undulation, curlicue the size, shape and convolutions of the human brain
Translations

convolution

[ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən] Ncircunvolución f

convolution

n usu pl (= coil)Windung f; (of plot)Verschlungenheit f no pl; (of style)Gewundenheit f no pl; (of theory)Kompliziertheit f

convolution

[ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən] n (frm) (curve) → circonvoluzione f (Art) → voluta (fig) (of argument) → involuzione f
References in classic literature ?
He looked again and decided that it was the purple haze of the hills made dark by a convolution of the canyon wall at its back.
Lying in strange folds, courses, and convolutions, to their apprehensions, it seems more in keeping with the idea of his general might to regard that mystic part of him as the seat of his intelligence.
It passed in many convolutions about my limbs and body, leaving at liberty only my head, and my left arm to such extent that I could, by dint of much exertion, supply myself with food from an earthen dish which lay by my side on the floor.
Dangerfield spoke of as a "nuby," a knitted pink scarf concealing her hair, encircling her neck and having among its convolutions a hole for her perfectly expressionless face.
What thoughts were passing through the convolutions of her reptilian brain?
The Swede would have felt far from comfortable could he have seen this significant action, or read what was passing amid the convolutions of the brown man's cruel brain.
The third day found them on the run-ways of the bushmen--narrow paths that compelled single file and that turned and twisted with endless convolutions through the dense undergrowth.
The door was open behind them, held back by a big pink conch shell with hints of sea sunsets in its smooth inner convolutions.
What was passing through the convolutions of his savage brain?
For there drifted out to Soapy's ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.
A bronze dragon nailed by the tail to a bracket writhed away from the wall in calm convolutions, and held, between the conventional fury of its jaws, a crude gas flame that resembled a butterfly.
For several days in succession low clouds had appeared in the distance, white masses with dark convolutions rest- ing on the water, motionless, almost solid, and yet all the time changing their aspects subtly.