Definition of convolution
1 : a form or shape that is folded in curved or tortuous windings the convolutions of the intestines
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 … societies in which the convolutions of power and the caprices of the powerful are ever-present dangers to survival. — Mary Lee Settle
Examples of convolution in a Sentence
I found it hard to follow the convolutions of the book's plot.
a plot full of convolution and confusion
Origin and Etymology of convolution
First Known Use: 1545
CONVOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convolution for English Language Learners
: something that is very complicated and difficult to understand
: a twist or curve
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