involution

Definitions of involution
  1. noun
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    synonyms: engagement, involvement, participation
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    Antonyms:
    non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
    withdrawing from the activities of a group
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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. noun
    marked by elaborately complex detail
    synonyms: elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy
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    type of:
    complexity, complexness
    the quality of being intricate and compounded
  3. noun
    a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
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    type of:
    construction, expression, grammatical construction
    a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
  4. noun
    the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
    synonyms: exponentiation
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    type of:
    mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation
    (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
  5. noun
    reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  6. noun
    the action of enfolding something
    synonyms: enfolding
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    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
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