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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convolve, convoluteverb

    curl, wind, or twist together


  1. convolveverb

    To form the convolution of something with something else

  2. convolveverb

    To compute the convolution function

  3. Etymology: From convolvere, present active infinitive of convolvo, from con + volvo; see voluble, volute, and compare involve, evolve, revolve.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONVOLVEverb

    To roll together; to roll one part upon another.

    Etymology: convolvo, Latin.

    He writh’d him to and fro convolv’d. John Milton.

    Us’d to milder scents, the tender race
    By thousands tumble from their honey’d domes,
    Convolv’d and agonizing in the dust. James Thomson, Autumn.


  1. convolve

    Convolve, in mathematics, refers to a mathematical operation on two functions, producing a third function that expresses how the shape of one function is modified by the other. It is a fundamental tool in digital signal processing and image processing, often used for filtering or smoothing signals. The convolution of two functions is represented as 'f ∗ g'. It's the integral over all space of one function, reversed and shifted by a certain amount, and multiplied by another function, as a function of the amount of shift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convolveverb

    to roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another

  2. Etymology: [L. convolvere, -volutum; con- + volvere to roll. See Voluble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convolve

    kon-volv′, v.t. to roll together, or one part on another.—adjs. Con′volute, -d, rolled together, or one part on another.—n. Convolū&primprime;tion, a twisting: a fold. [L. con, together, volvĕre, -utum, to roll.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convolve in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convolve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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