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## involution

noun

### 1 involution

Reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth).

Roget 85:
numeration;
numbering
*etc.*
*v.;*
pagination;
tale,
recension^{†},
enumeration,
summation,
reckoning,
computation,
supputation^{†};
calculation,
calculus;
algorithm,
algorism^{†},
rhabdology^{†},
dactylonomy^{†};
measurement
*etc.*
**466**;
statistics.
arithmetic,
analysis,
algebra,
geometry,
analytical geometry,
fluxions^{†};
differential calculus,
integral calculus,
infinitesimal calculus;
calculus of differences.
*[Statistics]*
dead reckoning,
muster,
poll,
census,
capitation,
roll call,
recapitulation;
account
*etc.*
**
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*(list)*
**86**.
*[Operations]*
notation, ,
addition,
subtraction,
multiplication,
division,
rule of three,
practice,
equations,
extraction of roots,
reduction,
involution,
evolution,
estimation,
approximation,
interpolation,
differentiation,
integration.
*[Instruments]*
abacus,
logometer^{†},
slide rule,
slipstick* [Coll.]*,
tallies,
Napier's bones,
calculating machine,
difference engine,
suan-pan^{†};
adding machine;
cash register;
electronic calculator,
calculator,
computer;
*[people who calculate]*
arithmetician,
calculator,
abacist^{†},
algebraist,
mathematician;
statistician,
geometer;
programmer;
accountant,
auditor.
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Roget 248:
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winding
*etc.*
*v.;*
convolution,
involution,
circumvolution;
wave,
undulation,
tortuosity,
anfractuosity^{†};
sinuosity,
sinuation^{†};
meandering,
circuit,
circumbendibus^{†},
twist,
twirl,
windings and turnings,
ambages^{†};
torsion;
inosculation^{†};
reticulation
*etc.*
*(crossing)*
**219**;
rivulation^{†};
roughness
*etc.*
**256**.
coil,
roll,
curl;
buckle,
spiral,
helix,
corkscrew,
worm,
volute,
rundle;
tendril;
scollop^{†},
scallop,
escalop^{†};
kink;
ammonite,
snakestone^{†}.
serpent,
eel,
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maze,
labyrinth.
knot.
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Roget 571:
obscurity
*etc.*
*(unintelligibility)*
**519**;
involution;
hard words;
ambiguity
*etc.*
**520**;
unintelligibleness;
vagueness
*etc.*
**475**,
inexactness
*etc.*
**495**;
what d'ye call 'em
*etc.*
*(neologism)*
**563**^{†};
darkness of meaning.
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Polish: inwolucja, rozwój wsteczny

### 2 involution

A long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction.

### 3 involution

Marked by elaborately complex detail.

*synonyms:* elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy.

Roget 59a:
complexity;
complexness
*etc.*
*adj.;*
complexus^{†};
complication,
implication;
intricacy,
intrication^{†};
perplexity;
network,
labyrinth;
wilderness,
jungle;
involution,
raveling,
entanglement;
coil
*etc.*
*(convolution)*
**248**;
sleave^{†},
tangled skein,
knot,
Gordian knot,
wheels within wheels;
kink,
gnarl,
knarl^{†};
webwork^{†}.
*[complexity if a task or action]*
difficulty
*etc.*
**704**.
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Dutch: verwikkeling

Polish: misterność

### 4 involution

The act of sharing in the activities of a group.

*synonyms:* engagement, involvement, participation.

Dutch: betrokkenheid, deelname, deelneming, engagement, geëngageerdheid, participatie

Polish: uczestniczenie

### 5 involution

The process of raising a quantity to some assigned power.

*synonym:* exponentiation.

Dutch: machtsverheffen, machtsverheffing

Polish: inwolucja

### 6 involution

The action of enfolding something.

*synonym:* enfolding.

Moby thesaurus: absorption, addition, ambages, anfractuosity, approximation, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, comedown, complexity, complexness, complication, convolution, crabbedness, crinkle, crinkling, debasement, decadence, decadency, declension, declination, decline, deformation, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demotion, depravation, depravedness, depreciation, derogation, descent, deterioration, devolution, differentiation, division, downtrend, downturn, downward mobility, downward trend, drop, dying, ebb, effeteness, embarrassment, engagement, enmeshment, entanglement, equation, evolution, extrapolation, fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve, fall, falling-off, flexuosity, flexuousness, implication, inclusion, integration, interpolation, intorsion, intricacy, intricateness, inversion, involvement, lapse, loss of tone, meander, meandering, multiplication, notation, perplexity, practice, proportion, ramification, reduction, regression, relation, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, rivulation, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slinkiness, slippage, slump, snakiness, subtlety, subtraction, tanglement, technicality, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, transformation, turning, twisting, undulation, wane, wave, waving, winding ... show more.

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