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involute

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adjective in·vo·lute \ˈin-və-ˌlüt\

Definition of involute

  1. 1a :  curled spirallyb (1) :  curled or curved inward (2) :  having the edges rolled over the upper surface toward the midrib an involute leafc :  having the form of an involute a gear with involute teeth

  2. 2 :  involved, intricate

Examples of involute in a Sentence

  1. the novel's deliberately involute plot is intended as a brainteaser for readers

  2. the chambered nautilus is readily identified by its involute seashell

Origin and Etymology of involute

Latin involutus concealed, from past participle of involvere


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involute

noun in·vo·lute

Definition of involute

  1. :  a curve traced by a point on a thread kept taut as it is unwound from another curve involute of a circle

Illustration of involute

First Known Use of involute

circa 1796


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involute

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verb in·vo·lute \ˌin-və-ˈlüt\

Definition of involute

involuted

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involuting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become involute

  3. 2a :  to return to a former conditionb :  to become cleared up :  disappear

First Known Use of involute

1816


Medical Dictionary

involute

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intransitive verb in·vo·lute \ˌin-və-ˈlüt\

Medical Definition of involute

involuted

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involuting

  1. 1:  to return to a former condition after pregnancy the uterus involutes

  2. 2:  to become cleared up the disease involutes without desquammation—Annals of New York Academy of Sciences



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