convolution

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

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

  1. I found it hard to follow the convolutions of the book's plot.

  2. a plot full of convolution and confusion

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Origin and Etymology of convolution


CONVOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners

convolution

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Definition of convolution for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very complicated and difficult to understand

  • : a twist or curve


Medical Dictionary

convolution

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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

convolutional

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