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involution (n.)

late 14c., "condition of being twisted or coiled; a fold or entanglement," originally in anatomy, from Late Latin involutionem (nominative involutio) "a rolling up," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin involvere "envelop, surround, roll into" (see involve). Related: Involutional.

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Definitions of involution from WordNet

involution (n.)
reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth);
involution (n.)
a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction;
involution (n.)
marked by elaborately complex detail;
Synonyms: elaborateness / elaboration / intricacy
involution (n.)
the act of sharing in the activities of a group;
involution (n.)
the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power;
Synonyms: exponentiation
involution (n.)
the action of enfolding something;
Synonyms: enfolding
From wordnet.princeton.edu