[in-vuh-loo-tid, in-vuh-loo-tid] /ˈɪn vəˌlu tɪd, ˌɪn vəˈlu tɪd/
curving or curling inward.
having an involved or complex nature.
having resumed its normal size, shape, or condition.
[adjective, noun in-vuh-loot; verb in-vuh-loot, in-vuh-loot] /adjective, noun ˈɪn vəˌlut; verb ˌɪn vəˈlut, ˈɪn vəˌlut/
curled or curved inward or spirally.
Botany. rolled inward from the edge, as a leaf.
Zoology. (of shells) having the whorls closely wound.
Geometry. any curve of which a given curve is the evolute.
verb (used without object), involuted, involuting.
to roll or curl up; become involute.
to return to a normal shape, size, or state.
complex, intricate, or involved
(botany) (esp of petals, leaves, etc, in bud) having margins that are rolled inwards
(of certain shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
(geometry) the curve described by the free end of a thread as it is wound around another curve, the evolute, such that its normals are tangential to the evolute See also evolute
(intransitive) to become involute
early 15c., from Latin involutus “rolled up, intricate, obscure,” past participle of involvere (see involve).
- Involute gear
noun 1. a gear tooth form that is generated by involute geometry
noun 1. (in gears) teeth having a profile that is the involute of a circle.
[in-vuh-loo-shuh n] /ˌɪn vəˈlu ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of involving or entangling; involvement. 2. the state of being involved. 3. something complicated. 4. Botany, Zoology. 5. Biology. retrograde development; degeneration. 6. Physiology. the regressive changes in the body occurring with old age. 7. Grammar. a complex construction in which the subject is […]
[in-vuh-loo-shuh-nl] /ˌɪn vəˈlu ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of : involutional symptoms. noun 2. a person who suffers from .