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convolution

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌkɒn.vəˈluː.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/

convolution noun [C usually plural] (TWIST)

a twist: an intricate pattern of endless convolutions something that makes an explanation, story, etc. complicated and difficult to understand: It's a good film, but the plot has so many convolutions that you really have to concentrate.

convolution noun [C usually plural] (IN BRAIN)

specialized anatomy one of the many folds of the surface of the brain
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