Definition of convolute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkänvəˌlo͞ot/


[with object]
Make (an argument, story, etc.) complex and difficult to follow.
Example sentences
  • According to the most simple model, each species is accounted for by a mono-exponential decay function that is convoluted with the respective instrument response function (IRF).
  • The data was therefore convoluted with a profile that mimics the image of a microtubule to filter out the vertical coordinate.
  • Sula challenges us to reconsider how histories of tops and bottoms, ups and downs within American social structures become convoluted into the ironic hierarchies and differences in African American society.


Rolled longitudinally upon itself, as a leaf in the bud.

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Syllabification: con·vo·lute

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