involution

Primary Meanings of involution

1.
n
the act of sharing in the activities of a group
2.
n
marked by elaborately complex detail
3.
n
the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
4.
n
reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
5.
n
the action of enfolding something
Full Definitions of involution
1

n the act of sharing in the activities of a group

Synonyms:
engagement, involvement, participation
Antonyms:
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
withdrawing from the activities of a group
Types:
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commitment
an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
intercession, intervention
the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
group participation
participation by all members of a group
incurrence
the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
intermediation, mediation
the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people
2

n marked by elaborately complex detail

Synonyms:
elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy
Type of:
complexity, complexness
the quality of being intricate and compounded

n a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

Type of:
construction, expression, grammatical construction
a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
3

n the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power

Synonyms:
exponentiation
Type of:
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation
(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
4

n reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)

Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms
5

n the action of enfolding something

Synonyms:
enfolding
Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something

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