Definition of convolution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnvəˈluːʃn//
    [usually plural] (formal)
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  1. 1a thing that is very complicated and difficult to follow the bizarre convolutions of the story
  2. 2a twist or curve, especially one of many the convolutions of the brain
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin convolutio(n-), from convolvere ‘roll together’, from con- ‘together’ + volvere ‘roll’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: convolution