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convolution

Roget category 248

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
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#248. [Complex curvature.] Convolution

noun

winding etc. v. — convolution, involution, circumvolutionwave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuositysinuosity, sinuationmeandering, circuit, circumbendibus, twist, twirl, windings and turnings, ambagestorsioninosculationreticulation etc. (crossing) 219rivulationroughness etc. 256.
coil, roll, curlbuckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, rundletendrilscollop, scallop, escalopkinkammonite, snakestone.
serpent, eel, maze, labyrinth.
knot.

verb

be convoluted etc. adj. — wind, twine, turn and twist, twirlwave, undulate, meanderinosculateentwine, intwinetwist, coil, rollwrinkle, curl, crisp, twillfrizzlecrimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intortcontortwreathe etc. (cross) 219.

adjective

convolutedwinding, twisted etc. v. — tortile, tortivewavyundated, undulatory circling, snaky, snake-like, serpentineserpent, anguill, vermiformvermicularmazy, tortuous, sinuous, flexuous, anfractuous, reclivate, rivulose, scolecoidsigmoid, sigmoidal [Geom.]spiriferous, spiroidinvolved, intricate, complicated, perplexedlabyrinth, labyrinthic, labyrinthian, labyrinthineperistalticdaedaliankinky, knotted.
wreathy, frizzly, crepe, buckledraveled etc. (in disorder) 59.
spiral, coiled, helicalcochleate, cochleousscrew-shapedturbinated, turbiniform.

adverb

in and out, round and rounda can of wormsGordian knot.



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