from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form or part that is folded or coiled.
- n. One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that is folded or twisted.
- n. Any of the folds on the surface of the brain.
- n. The shape of something rotating; a vortex.
- n. A form of moving average.
- n. A function which maps a tuple of sequences into a sequence of tuples.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.
- n. The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.
- n. An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rolling. or winding together, or of winding one part or thing on another; the motion or process of winding in and out.
- n. The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or wound together.
- n. A turn or winding; a fold; a gyration; an anfractuosity; a whorl: as, the convolutions of a vine; the convolutions of the intestines.
- n. In anatomy, specifically, one of the gyri, gyres, or anfractuosities of the brain, especially of the cerebrum. See cuts under brain and corpus.
- n. In mathematics, such a connection between the relations of any asyzygetic system that each is applied alternately in the aggregate of the remaining relations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
- n. the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
- n. the shape of something rotating rapidly
From Latin convolutus ("to roll together"), past participle of convolvere, from con- + volvere ("to roll"). (Wiktionary)