from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To roll together; coil up.
  • intransitive v. To form convolutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To form the convolution of something with something else
  • v. To compute the convolution function

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To roll or wind together; roll or twist (one part or thing) on another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. curl, wind, or twist together


Latin convolvere : com-, com- + volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin convolvere, present active infinitive of convolvō ("roll together"), from con ("together") + volvō ("roll"); see voluble, volute, and compare involve, evolve, revolve. (Wiktionary)


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