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ˈkɒn vəˌlutcon·vo·lute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convolute, convolutedverb

    rolled longitudinally upon itself

    "a convolute petal"

  2. convolve, convoluteverb

    curl, wind, or twist together

  3. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticateverb

    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

    "Don't twist my words"


  1. convoluteverb

    To make unnecessarily complex.

  2. convoluteverb

    To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.

  3. convoluteadjective

    coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil

  4. Etymology: From convolūtum, past participle of convolvere ("to roll together").


  1. convolute

    Convolute generally refers to forming or shaping something into a twisted or complicated pattern or shape. It can also refer to rolling or folding up something into a cylindrical or spiral shape. In mathematics, Convolution is a mathematical operation where two functions generate a third function that represents how the shape of one is modified by the other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoluteadjective

    rolled or wound together, one part upon another; -- said of the leaves of plants in aestivation

  2. Etymology: [L. convolutus, p. p. of convolvere. See Convolve.]


  1. Convolute

    rolled or twisted spirally: also applied to wings when they are wrapped around the body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convolute in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convolute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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