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Noun: convolution  ,kón-vu'loo-shun
  1. Something that is complicated, esp. overly complicated
  2. The shape of something rotating rapidly
    - whirl, swirl, vortex
  3. A convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    - gyrus
  4. The action of coiling, twisting or winding together
  5. (mathematics) the integral of a product of function and a displaced function as a function of the displacement, for example smoothing of one function by another function

Derived forms: convolutions

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, change of shape, complex body part, round shape, structure

Part of: cerebrum

Encyclopedia: Convolution