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convolution

noun con·vo·lu·tion \ˌkän-və-ˈlü-shən\

: something that is very complicated and difficult to understand

: a twist or curve

Full Definition of CONVOLUTION

1
:  a form or shape that is folded in curved or tortuous windings
2
:  one of the irregular ridges on the surface of the brain and especially of the cerebrum of higher mammals
3
:  a complication or intricacy of form, design, or structure
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Examples of CONVOLUTION

  1. I found it hard to follow the convolutions of the book's plot.
  2. a plot full of convolution and confusion

First Known Use of CONVOLUTION

1545
Medical Dictionary

convolution

noun con·vo·lu·tion \ˌkän-və-ˈlü-shən\

Medical Definition of CONVOLUTION

:  any of the irregular ridges on the surface of the brain and especially of the cerebrum—called also gyrus; compare sulcus
con·vo·lu·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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