Definitions for circumvolutionˌsɜr kəm vəˈlu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cir•cum•vo•lu•tionˌsɜr kəm vəˈlu ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of rolling or turning around.

  2. a single complete turn or cycle.

  3. a winding or folding about something.

  4. a fold so wound:

    the circumvolution of a snail shell.

  5. a winding in a sinuous course; a sinuosity.

  6. a roundabout course or procedure.

Origin of circumvolution:

1400–50; late ME < ML circumvolūtiō= L circumvolū-, var. s. of circumvolvere to circumvolve+-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circumvolution(noun)

    the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis


  1. circumvolution(Noun)

    revolution, rotation or gyration around an axis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circumvolution(noun)

    the act of rolling round; the state of being rolled

  2. Circumvolution(noun)

    a thing rolled round another

  3. Circumvolution(noun)

    a roundabout procedure; a circumlocution


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