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Meaning of CIRCUMVOLUTION

Pronunciation:  `surkumvu'looshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis
 

CIRCUMVOLUTION is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: rotation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*vo*lu"tion\, n. [See {Circumvolve}.]
1. The act of rolling round; the state of being rolled.

2. A thing rolled round another. --Arbuthnot.

3. A roundabout procedure; a circumlocution.

         He had neither time nor temper for sentimental
         circumvolutions.                      --Beaconsfield.

 

 

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