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circumvolution

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noun cir·cum·vo·lu·tion \sər-ˌkəm-və-ˈlü-shən, ˌsər-kəm-vō-\

Definition of circumvolution

  1. :  an act or instance of turning around an axis



Origin and Etymology of circumvolution

Middle English circumvolucioun, from Medieval Latin circumvolution-, circumvolutio, from Latin circumvolvere to revolve, from circum- + volvere to roll — more at voluble


First Known Use: 15th century


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