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Meaning of circumvolution

cir•cum•vo•lu•tion

Pronunciation: (sûr"kum-vu-l'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of rolling or turning around: planetary circumvolution.
  2. a single complete turn or cycle.
  3. a winding or folding about something: the circumvolutions of a boa.
  4. a fold so wound: the circumvolution of a snail shell.
  5. a winding in a sinuous course; a sinuosity: the circumvolutions of the river.
  6. a roundabout course or procedure, or an instance of such: The speaker's circumvolutions bored the audience to tears.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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