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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
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