volv-, volu-, -volve, volut-, -volute, -volution
(Latin: bend, curve, turn, turn around, twist, roll)
2. To roll about.
2. A convolution, or gyrus (a convolution on the surface of a cerebral hemisphere caused by the infolding of the cerebral cortex).
2. An act of turning, coiling, or folding around a center, a core, or an axis.
3. A single turn, coil, or fold.
2. To roll around; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.
3. To revolve or cause to revolve.
2. Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
2. Having many twists, coils, or whorls.
3. Highly involved or intricate. 4. Too complex or intricate to understand easily: "She wrote so many convoluted sentences that I could not understand what she was trying to say."
2. A convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain.
3. The shape of something rotating rapidly.
4. A complexity or intricacy, especially one of many others.
2. A subversive activity with the objective of undoing the effects of a previous revolution and overthrowing the government or social system that it produced.
2. An opponent of a revolution which is meant to change a political or social situation.
2. Someone who leads a movement to oppose revolutionary tendencies and developments.
Specifically, an earlier theory that cultures will naturally pass through certain progressive stages on the path to industrialization; that is, from hunger-gatherer societies to nomadism, to agricultural and pastoralism, and then ultimately to a modern industrial society.