Definitions for volution

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a spiral or twisted formation or object.

  2. a spiral ornament, found esp. on the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

    Category: Architecture

  3. a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. a turn or whorl of a spiral shell. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many having vivid shells.

    Category: Zoology

  5. (adj.)having a volute or rolled-up form.

    Category: Architecture

  6. spirally shaped.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of volute:

1690–1700; (< F) < L volūta, ptp. of volvere to turn. See revolve


Princeton's WordNet

  1. volution(noun)

    a rolling or revolving motion


  1. volution(Noun)

    A turning (rolling or revolving) motion

  2. volution(Noun)

    A single turn of a coil

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volution(noun)

    a spiral turn or wreath

  2. Volution(noun)

    a whorl of a spiral shell


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