Definition of convolution
- the convolutions of the intestines
- … societies in which the convolutions of power and the caprices of the powerful are ever-present dangers to survival.
- —Mary Lee Settle
I found it hard to follow the convolutions of the book's plot.
a plot full of convolution and confusion
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: something that is very complicated and difficult to understand
: a twist or curve
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