- 1 (often convolutions) A coil or twist, especially one of many: crosses adorned with elaborate convolutionsMore example sentences
- Their origin is not yet completely understood, although they are certainly related to convolutions of the intense solar magnetic field.
- Phosphor is clearly named for the pale, luminous green that animates a thick, pythonlike convolution which winds up from the bottom of the horizontal canvas and takes several loops around itself before exiting at the top.
- In this convolution, the edges of the blades in teeth 21-27 are serrated and show 15 denticles on each one.
- 1.1A thing that is complex and difficult to follow: the convolutions of farm policyMore example sentences
- More important, I still find it hard to follow the convolutions of the plot.
- Carey satirizes literary culture, plays with archetypes, exoticism, and the convolutions of travel yarns, and evokes Malaysia and Indonesia with aplomb.
- Surely we reasonable creatures could dispense with these convolutions?
- 1.2A sinuous fold in the surface of the brain.More example sentences
- In people, nonhuman primates, and other mammals with relatively large brains, the cerebral cortex's convolutions permit its large surface area to cram inside the skull.
- Called an endocast, the model shows a variety of features, including the brain's size, shape, vessels, and convolutions.
- In addition, cholesterol depletion caused the convolutions of the basal membrane and the structure of the lateral membrane to be less complex and the membranes to be smoother in the DIC images.
- 1.3The state of being coiled or twisted, or the process of becoming so: the flexibility of the polymer chain allows extensive convolutionMore example sentences
- These fungiform structures are formed from a convolution of exocuticle.
- Thus, the force required to extend and compress their convolutions is very low and stays consistent from part to part and over a wide range of motion.
- 2 (also convolution integral) Mathematics A function derived from two given functions by integration that expresses how the shape of one is modified by the other.More example sentences
- The disorientation of the filaments around fiber axes is also treated as a convolution with a Gaussian function.
- This operation is accomplished in the frequency domain by making use of the fundamental mathematical relationship that multiplication in the frequency domain is equivalent to convolution in the time domain.
- We accomplish this shift by performing a 2 - D convolution of the image with a 7 x 7 low-pass filter mask.
- 2.1A method of determination of the sum of two random variables by integration or summation.More example sentences
- The convolution method does not generate any new insight into what determines the value of [left angle bracket] Î ½ [right angle bracket], but it serves as a useful test case.
- Data analysis was carried out using a nonlinear, least-squares iterative convolution method based on the Marquardt algorithm.
- The convolution method increases the precision, relative to estimation of the individual linewidths by simulation.
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- CS - 1 (coding scheme one) uses the same scheme as traditional GSM radio traffic: 1/2 rate convolutional coding that adds enough error correction data to the radio frame being transmitted to double its size.
- In a transmission termination processing step, tail bits for initializing the registers in each recursive systematic convolutional encoder are calculated only after a final frame has been subjected to turbo encoding.
mid 16th century: from medieval Latin convolutio(n-), from convolvere 'roll together' (see convolve).