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Circumvolution definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUMVOLUTION, n.
1. The act of rolling round; the state of being rolled; also the thing rolled round another.
2. In architecture, the torus of the spiral line of the Ionic order.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English circumvolucioun, from Medieval Latin circumvolution-, circumvolutio, from Latin circumvolvere to revolve, from circum- + volvere to roll more at voluble Date: 15th century an act or instance of turning around an axis

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 rotation. 2 the winding of one thing round another. 3 a sinuous movement. Etymology: ME f. L circumvolvere circumvolut- (as CIRCUM-, volvere roll)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Circumvolution Cir`cum*vo*lu"tion, n. [See Circumvolve.] 1. The act of rolling round; the state of being rolled. 2. A thing rolled round another. --Arbuthnot. 3. A roundabout procedure; a circumlocution. He had neither time nor temper for sentimental circumvolutions. --Beaconsfield.




 


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