Definition of convoluted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnvəluːtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnvəluːtɪd//
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  1. 1extremely complicated and difficult to follow a convoluted argument/explanation a book with a convoluted plot I had to negotiate an amazingly convoluted one-way system.
  2. 2(formal) having many twists or curves a convoluted coastline
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: past participle of convolute, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere ‘roll together, intertwine’, from con- ‘together’ + volvere ‘roll’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: convoluted