circumvolution love


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

  • n. An act of turning, coiling, or folding about a center, a core, or an axis.
  • n. A single turn, coil, or fold; a convolution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. revolution, rotation or gyration around an axis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of rolling round; the state of being rolled.
  • n. A thing rolled round another.
  • n. A roundabout procedure; a circumlocution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of rolling around.
  • n. The state of being rolled around or wound into a roll.
  • n. One of the windings of a thing wound or twisted; a convolution.
  • n. Figuratively, a winding; a roundabout method of procedure.

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

  • n. the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis


Middle English circumvolucioun, from Medieval Latin circumvolūtiō, circumvolūtiōn-, from Latin circumvolūtus, past participle of circumvolvere, to roll around; see circumvolve.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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