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English definition of “convolution”

convolution

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

convolution noun [C usually plural] (TWIST)

a twist: an intricate pattern of endless convolutionsBending, twisting and curving 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.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse

convolution noun [C usually plural] (IN BRAIN)

specialized anatomy one of the many folds of the surface of the brainThe brain and nervous system
(Definition of convolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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