Definition of convolve in English:


Syllabification: con·volve
Pronunciation: /kənˈvälv, -ˈvôlv


[with object] rare
  • 1Roll or coil together; entwine.
  • 1.1 Mathematics Combine (one function or series) with another by forming their convolution.
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    • It is important to recognize the distinction between the PRC here and the infinitesimal PRC that, in theory, could be convolved with the waveform of the perturbation to obtain the total resetting.
    • Thus, model fluorescence data was blurred by convolving it with the triple Gaussian approximation of the PSF of the objective.
    • The theoretical Normal distribution was then convolved to B to obtain A, which was then compared to the open-channel amplitude PDF.


late 16th century (in the sense 'enclose in folds'): from Latin convolvere 'roll together', from con- 'together' + volvere 'roll'.

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