Definition of Convolution

1. Noun. The shape of something rotating rapidly.

Exact synonyms: Swirl, Vortex, Whirl
Generic synonyms: Round Shape
Derivative terms: Swirl, Swirl, Whirl, Whirl



2. Noun. A convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain.

3. Noun. The action of coiling or twisting or winding together.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Derivative terms: Convolute, Convolve

Definition of Convolution

1. n. The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.

Definition of Convolution

1. Noun. Something that is folded or twisted. ¹

2. Noun. Any of the folds on the surface of the brain. ¹

3. Noun. The shape of something rotating; a vortex. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A form of moving average. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A function which maps a tuple of sequences into a sequence of tuples. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convolution

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Convolution

1. 1. A coiling or rolling of an organ. 2. Specifically, a gyrus of the cerebral or cerebellar cortex. Origin: L. Convolutio (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Convolution

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Literary usage of Convolution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The ascending parietal convolution is bounded in front by the fissure of ... It lies parallel with the ascending frontal convolution, with which it is ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"The ascending parietal convolution presents, from above downward, ... The superior parietal convolution presents the center which presides over the ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"It lies parallel with the ascending frontal convolution, with which it is connected below, ... The superior parietal convolution is bounded in front by the ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"He thought under these circumstances it is better to apply the current to the ascending frontal convolution first. If you want to demonstrate that the motor ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"He thought under these circumstances it is better to apply the current to the ascending frontal convolution first. If you want to demonstrate that the motor ..."

6. A Treatise on Human Physiology by John Call Dalton (1882)
"The Anterior Central convolution runs outward and forward from the great longitudinal ... It is usually a single convolution, but is more or less folded by ..."

7. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"The Supra-marginal convolution and Lobule (A) bound the remaining portion of the fissure of Sylvius superiorly. According to Gratiolet this lobule is ..."

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