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convoluted


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convoluted  \Con"vo*lu`ted\,  a. 
  1.  Having  convolutions. 
 
  beaks  recurved  and  convoluted  like  a  ram's  horn. 
  --Pennant. 
 
  2.  Folded  in  tortuous  windings. 
 
  A  highly  convoluted  brain.  --North  Amer. 
  Rev. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convoluted 
  adj  1:  rolled  or  coiled  together;  "a  convoluted  shell" 
  2:  highly  involved  or  intricate;  "the  Byzantine  tax  structure"; 
  "convoluted  legal  language";  "convoluted  reasoning";  "an 
  intricate  labyrinth  of  refined  phraseology";  "the  plot  was 
  too  involved";  "a  knotty  problem";  "got  his  way  by 
  labyrinthine  maneuvering";  "Oh,  what  a  tangled  web  we 
  weave"-  Sir  Walter  Scott;  "tortuous  legal  procedures"; 
  "tortuous  negotiations  lasting  for  months"  [syn:  {Byzantine}, 
  {intricate},  {involved},  {knotty},  {labyrinthine},  {tangled}, 
  {tortuous}] 




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