Convolution

  • 1 convolution — [ kɔ̃vɔlysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1762 « action de s enrouler autour »; fin XIVe convolucion; du lat. convolutus → convoluté ♦ Math. Opération mathématique de combinaison de deux fonctions. Le produit de convolution de deux fonctions réelles f et g de la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Convolution — Con vo*lu tion, n. 1. The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion. [1913 Webster] O er the calm sea, in convolution swift, The feathered eddy floats. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being rolled… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 convolution — index complex (entanglement), digression, distortion, involution Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 convolution — (n.) 1540s, from L. convolutus, pp. of convolvere to roll together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 convolution — [n] loop, spiral coil, coiling, complexity, contortion, curlicue, flexing, gyration, helix, intricacy, involution, serpentine, sinuosity, sinuousness, snaking, swirl, tortuousness, twist, undulation, winding; concept 436 Ant. line, straightness …

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  • 6 convolution — ► NOUN 1) a coil or twist. 2) the state of being or process of becoming coiled or twisted. 3) a complex argument, statement, etc. DERIVATIVES convolutional adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from convolvere roll together …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 convolution — [kän΄və lo͞o′shən] n. [ML convolutio < L convolutus, pp. of convolvere: see CONVOLVE] 1. a twisting, coiling, or winding together 2. a convoluted condition 3. a fold, twist, or coil of something convoluted; specif., any of the irregular folds… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Convolution — For the usage in formal language theory, see Convolution (computer science). Convolution of two square pulses: the resulting waveform is a triangular pulse. One of the functions (in this case g) is first reflected about τ = 0 and then offset by t …

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  • 9 Convolution — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Complex curvature. < N PARAG:Convolution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 winding winding &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 convolution convolution involution circumvolution Sgm: N 1 wave wave undulation tortuosity anfractu …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 Convolution — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Convolution », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le terme convolution désigne deux types d… …

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  • 11 convolution — con|vo|lu|tion [ˌkɔnvəˈlu:ʃən US ˌka:n ] n [C usually plural] 1.) the complicated details of a story, explanation etc, which make it difficult to understand convolution of ▪ the endless convolutions of the plot 2.) a fold or twist in something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 convolution — UK [ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑnvəˈluʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms convolution : singular convolution plural convolutions formal a complicated detail or shape …

    English dictionary

  • 13 convolution — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Shape like a coil Nouns 1. convolution, winding; involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; intricacy; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, circuit; twist, twirl, windings and… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 convolution — noun Date: 1545 1. a form or shape that is folded in curved or tortuous windings 2. one of the irregular ridges on the surface of the brain and especially of the cerebrum of higher mammals 3. a complication or intricacy of form, design, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 convolution — n. [L. convolutus, rolled up] A coiling or twisting, as of something rolled or folded on itself …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 16 convolution — convolutional, convolutionary /kon veuh looh sheuh ner ee/, adj. /kon veuh looh sheuhn/, n. 1. a rolled up or coiled condition. 2. a rolling or coiling together. 3. a turn of anything coiled; whorl. 4. Anat. one of the sinuous folds or ridges of… …

    Universalium

  • 17 convolution — noun a) Something that is folded or twisted. b) Any of the folds on the surface of the brain. See Also: convolve, convolute, convoluted …

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  • 18 convolution — 1. A coiling or rolling of an organ. 2. Specifically, a gyrus of the cerebral or cerebellar cortex. [L. convolutio] angular c. SYN: angular gyrus. anterior central c. SYN: precentral gyrus. ascending frontal c. SYN: precentral gyrus. ascending …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 convolution — (entrée créée par le supplément) (kon vo lu sion) s. f. Action de se rouler autour, enroulement. •   Allez voir le Laocoon.... trois figures isolées, liées par les seules convolutions d un serpent, DIDER. Oeuv. compl. 1821, t. X, p. 57 …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 convolution — Synonyms and related words: Barnumism, aduncity, affectation, aquilinity, arachnoid, arbor vitae, arching, archipallium, arcuation, bedizenment, between brain, big talk, brain stem, cerebellar hemispheres, cerebellum, cerebral cortex,… …

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