Convolution

Definition of Convolution

Con`vo`lu´tion
n.1.The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.
O'er the calm sea, in convolution swift,
The feathered eddy floats.
- Thomson.
2.The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.
3.(Anat.) An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.

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