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Noun: involution  ,in-vu'loo-shun
  1. Reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  2. A long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
  3. Marked by elaborately complex detail
    - elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy
  4. The act of sharing in the activities of a group
    "the teacher tried to increase his students' involution in class activities";
    - engagement, participation, involvement
  5. The action of enfolding something
    - enfolding
  6. (maths) an operation that is its own inverse
  7. [archaic] The process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
    - exponentiation

Derived forms: involutions

Type of: biological process, change of shape, complexity, complexness, construction, expression, grammatical construction, group action, mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation, organic process

Antonym: non-engagement

Encyclopedia: Involution