volv-, volu-, -volve, volut-, -volute, -volution

(Latin: bend, curve, turn, turn around, twist, roll)

A rolling, or turning, toward something.
A curved molding on the face of an arch.
circumvolute (verb), circumvolutes; circumvoluted; circumvoluting
1. To twist or to fold around.
2. To roll about.
1. A structure or tissue twisted or folded into a tortuous shape.
2. A convolution, or gyrus (a convolution on the surface of a cerebral hemisphere caused by the infolding of the cerebral cortex).
circumvolution (s) (noun), circumvolutions (pl)
1. A turning or winding movement around a central axis.
2. An act of turning, coiling, or folding around a center, a core, or an axis.
3. A single turn, coil, or fold.
circumvolve (verb), circumvolve; circumvolved; circumvolving
1. To roll or wind together; to coil; to twist.
2. To roll around; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.
3. To revolve or cause to revolve.
1. To twist or to coil something into folds.
2. Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
1. Rolled or coiled together.
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."
1. The action of coiling or twisting or winding together.
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.
Characterized by the action of coiling, twisting, or winding together.
1. A revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution.
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.
1. Someone, especially a member of a military force, who seeks to overthrow a national government or social system established by a revolution.
2. An opponent of a revolution which is meant to change a political or social situation.
1. A revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution.
2. Someone who leads a movement to oppose revolutionary tendencies and developments.
cultural evolution (s) (noun),cultural evolutions (pl)
Any fundamental change over time in the social and economic character of a given society.

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.

demivolt (s) (noun), demivolts (pl)
A half vault (volt); one of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which it raises its front legs in a particular manner.

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; vers-.