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convolution


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  --Blackmore. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  An  irregular,  tortuous  folding  of  an  organ  or 
  part  as  the  convolutions  of  the  intestines;  the  cerebral 
  convolutions.  See  {Brain}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convolution 
  n  1:  the  shape  of  something  rotating  rapidly  [syn:  {whirl},  {swirl}, 
  {vortex}] 
  2:  a  convex  fold  or  elevation  in  the  surface  of  the  brain  [syn: 
  {gyrus}] 




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