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English noun: convolution

1. convolution (shape) the shape of something rotating rapidly

Synonymsswirl, vortex, whirl

Broader (hypernym)round shape

2. convolution (body) a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Narrower (hyponym)central gyrus, frontal gyrus, occipital gyrus, parietal gyrus, temporal gyrus

Part meronymcerebrum

3. convolution (act) the action of coiling or twisting or winding together

Broader (hypernym)change of shape

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