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circumvolution


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circumvolution  \Cir`cum*vo*lu"tion\,  n.  [See  {Circumvolve}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  rolling  round;  the  state  of  being  rolled. 
 
  2.  A  thing  rolled  round  another.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  A  roundabout  procedure;  a  circumlocution. 
 
  He  had  neither  time  nor  temper  for  sentimental 
  circumvolutions.  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circumvolution 
  n  :  the  act  of  turning  or  winding  or  folding  around  a  central 
  axis 




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