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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; ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 571: obscurity etc. (unintelligibility) 519; involution; hard words; ambiguity etc. 520; unintelligibleness; vagueness etc. 475, inexactness ... show more

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; ... show more

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 ... show more.

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