Convolution - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkɑːnvəˈluːʃn|  American pronunciation of the word convolution
Brit.  |ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word convolution


- the shape of something rotating rapidly (syn: swirl, vortex, whirl)
- a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
- the action of coiling or twisting or winding together


I found it hard to follow the convolutions of the book's plot.

a plot full of convolution and confusion

the endless convolutions of the plot

the many convolutions of the small intestine

Word forms

singular: convolution
plural: convolutions
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