Definitions for convolutedˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•vo•lut•edˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪd(adj.)

  1. twisted; coiled.

  2. complicated; intricately involved:

    convoluted reasoning.

Origin of convoluted:

1805–15

con′vo•lut`ed•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. convolute, convoluted(adj)

    rolled longitudinally upon itself

    "a convolute petal"

  2. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous(adj)

    highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

    "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "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"

Wiktionary

  1. convoluted(Adjective)

    Having numerous overlapping coils or folds.

  2. convoluted(Adjective)

    Complex, intricate or complicated.

    He gave a convoluted explanation that amounted to little more than a weak excuse for his absence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoluted(adj)

    having convolutions

  2. Convoluted(adj)

    folded in tortuous windings

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