circumvolution

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

Definition of circumvolution

: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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up circumvolution? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!