verb (used with object), involved, involving.
to include as a necessary circumstance, condition, or consequence; imply; entail:
This job involves long hours and hard work.
to engage or employ.
to affect, as something within the scope of operation.
to include, contain, or comprehend within itself or its scope.
to bring into an intricate or complicated form or condition.
to bring into difficulties (usually followed by with):
a plot to involve one nation in a war with another.
to cause to be troublesomely associated or concerned, as in something embarrassing or unfavorable:
Don’t involve me in your quarrel!
to combine inextricably (usually followed by with).
to implicate, as in guilt or crime, or in any matter or affair.
to engage the interests or emotions or commitment of:
to become involved in the disarmament movement; to become involved with another woman.
to preoccupy or absorb fully (usually used passively or reflexively):
You are much too involved with the problem to see it clearly.
to envelop or enfold, as if with a wrapping.
to swallow up, engulf, or overwhelm.
Archaic. to roll, surround, or shroud, as in a wrapping.
to roll up on itself; wind spirally; coil; wreathe.
to include or contain as a necessary part: the task involves hard work
to have an effect on; spread to: the investigation involved many innocent people
(often passive; usually foll by in or with) to concern or associate significantly: many people were involved in the crime
(often passive) to make complicated; tangle: the situation was further involved by her disappearance
(rare, often poetic) to wrap or surround
(maths, obsolete) to raise to a specified power
see: get involved with
verb (used with object), invoked, invoking. 1. to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for: to invoke God’s mercy. 2. to call on (a deity, Muse, etc.), as in prayer or supplication. 3. to declare to be binding or in effect: to invoke the law; to invoke a veto. 4. to appeal […]
noun 1. an existing connection; a significant association between or among things: the relation between cause and effect. 2. relations. the various connections between peoples, countries, etc.: foreign relations. the various connections in which persons are brought together: business and social relations. sexual intercourse. 3. the mode or kind of connection between one person and […]
adjective 1. of or relating to relations. 2. indicating or specifying some relation. 3. Grammar. serving to indicate relations between various elements in a sentence, as prepositions, conjunctions, etc. Compare notional (def 6). adjective 1. (grammar) indicating or expressing syntactic relation, as for example the case endings in Latin 2. having relation or being related […]
- Relational algebra
database, theory A family of algebra with a well-founded semantics used for modelling the data stored in relational databases, and defining queries on it. The main operations of the relational algebra are the set operations (such as union, intersection, and cartesian product), selection (keeping only some lines of a table) and the projection (keeping only […]