Synonyms for involution

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Neither evolution nor involution will ever effect the value of a unit.

No "evolution," no "involution," no word without sense or meaning.

This is the process of the involution of life in matter, the descending arc.

Kathekosis (from Chaos-Theos-Kosmos) is to evolution what "chaogeny" is to involution.

It is Alpha, as related to involution, and Omega, as related to evolution.

The arrest, or involution, normal to the girl, does not occur in him.

The centre of this involution, it is easily seen, is the centre of the conic.

But the technique of this second involution of reflection is not supplied by some new and unique entity.

Evolution and involution balance each other and go on concurrently.

Ecks was executing a series of caricatures illustrating the involution of Hodgkins' face back into a crab-apple.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin involutionem (nominative involutio) "a rolling up," noun of action from past participle stem of involvere (see involve). Related: Involutional.

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coil

nounthread that curls
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