
Definition of Involute
1. Adjective. Especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward.
2. Adjective. (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured.
Definition of Involute
1. a. Rolled inward from the edges;  said of leaves in vernation, or of the petals of flowers in æstivation.
2. n. A curve traced by the end of a string wound upon another curve, or unwound from it;  called also evolvent. See Evolute.
Definition of Involute
1. Adjective. (formal) Difficult to understand; complicated. ¹
2. Adjective. (botany) Having the edges rolled with the adaxial side outward. ¹
3. Adjective. (biology of shells) Having a complex pattern of coils. ¹
4. Verb. To roll or curl inwards. ¹
5. Noun. (geometry) A curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Involute
1. to roll or curl up [v LUTED, LUTING, LUTES]
Medical Definition of Involute
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Literary usage of Involute
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1. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"The involute of a circle a = ar when 1 = 0 is a = au r.dr = —. .10 2 rr aT' 122.
• While any given curve has but one evolute, it has an infinite number of ..."
2. A Textbook of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering by Andrew Jamieson (1903)
"involute Teeth—Size of Base Circle to be employed—Length of involute Teeth forgiven
Arcs of Approach and Recess  Calculation ..."
3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"involute (Lat. involutus, part, of in volvo, / roll upon or enwrap). In Botany,
when the edges of any organ are rolled in wards on each side, ..."
4. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1857)
"The radius of curvature at any point of the evolute may be expressed in terms of
the radius of curvature of the corresponding point of the involute by the ..."
5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"With true involute teeth, the path followed by the point of contact of the ...
The faces of involute rack teeth are straight lines perpendicular to this ..."
6. An Elementary Treatise on Fourier's Series and Spherical, Cylindrical, and by William Elwood Byerly (1902)
"The involute of a circle s = «т when I = 0 is : = сl I TCÍT = CT ia^ Jo 2 122.
... If we form the involute of a given curve, taking a particular value for ..."
7. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of
Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."
8. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of
Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."
9. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"The involute of a circle a = ar when 1 = 0 is a = au r.dr = —. .10 2 rr aT' 122.
• While any given curve has but one evolute, it has an infinite number of ..."
10. A Textbook of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering by Andrew Jamieson (1903)
"involute Teeth—Size of Base Circle to be employed—Length of involute Teeth forgiven
Arcs of Approach and Recess  Calculation ..."
11. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"involute (Lat. involutus, part, of in volvo, / roll upon or enwrap). In Botany,
when the edges of any organ are rolled in wards on each side, ..."
12. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1857)
"The radius of curvature at any point of the evolute may be expressed in terms of
the radius of curvature of the corresponding point of the involute by the ..."
13. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"With true involute teeth, the path followed by the point of contact of the ...
The faces of involute rack teeth are straight lines perpendicular to this ..."
14. An Elementary Treatise on Fourier's Series and Spherical, Cylindrical, and by William Elwood Byerly (1902)
"The involute of a circle s = «т when I = 0 is : = сl I TCÍT = CT ia^ Jo 2 122.
... If we form the involute of a given curve, taking a particular value for ..."
15. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of
Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."
16. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of
Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."