Definition of Involute

1. Adjective. Especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward.

Exact synonyms: Rolled
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Coiled



2. Adjective. (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured.
Similar to: Coiled

Definition of Involute

1. a. Rolled inward from the edges; -- said of leaves in vernation, or of the petals of flowers in æstivation.

2. n. A curve traced by the end of a string wound upon another curve, or unwound from it; -- called also evolvent. See Evolute.

Definition of Involute

1. Adjective. (formal) Difficult to understand; complicated. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Having the edges rolled with the adaxial side outward. ¹

3. Adjective. (biology of shells) Having a complex pattern of coils. ¹

4. Verb. To roll or curl inwards. ¹

5. Noun. (geometry) A curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Involute

1. to roll or curl up [v -LUTED, -LUTING, -LUTES]

Medical Definition of Involute

1. Rolled inwards, of a leaf, with the margins rolled towards the adaxial surface. (28 Oct 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Involute

involucre
involucred
involucres
involucret
involucrets
involucrin
involucrum
involuntarily
involuntariness
involuntary
involuntary guarding
involuntary muscle
involuntary muscles
involuntary nervous system
involuntary trust
involute (current term)
involuted
involutes
involuting
involution cyst
involution form
involution of the uterus
involutional
involutional depression
involutional melancholia
involutional psychosis
involutions
involutory
involve

Literary usage of Involute

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1. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"The involute of a circle a = ar when 1 = 0 is a = au r.dr = —. .10 2 rr aT' 122. • While any given curve has but one evolute, it has an infinite number of ..."

2. A Text-book of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering by Andrew Jamieson (1903)
"involute Teeth—Size of Base Circle to be employed—Length of involute Teeth forgiven Arcs of Approach and Recess - Calculation ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"involute (Lat. involutus, part, of in volvo, / roll upon or enwrap). In Botany, when the edges of any organ are rolled in wards on each side, ..."

4. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1857)
"The radius of curvature at any point of the evolute may be expressed in terms of the radius of curvature of the corresponding point of the involute by the ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"With true involute teeth, the path followed by the point of contact of the ... The faces of involute rack teeth are straight lines perpendicular to this ..."

6. An Elementary Treatise on Fourier's Series and Spherical, Cylindrical, and by William Elwood Byerly (1902)
"The involute of a circle s = «т when I = 0 is : = сl I TCÍT = CT ia^ Jo 2 122. ... If we form the involute of a given curve, taking a particular value for ..."

7. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."

8. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."

9. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"The involute of a circle a = ar when 1 = 0 is a = au r.dr = —. .10 2 rr aT' 122. • While any given curve has but one evolute, it has an infinite number of ..."

10. A Text-book of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering by Andrew Jamieson (1903)
"involute Teeth—Size of Base Circle to be employed—Length of involute Teeth forgiven Arcs of Approach and Recess - Calculation ..."

11. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"involute (Lat. involutus, part, of in volvo, / roll upon or enwrap). In Botany, when the edges of any organ are rolled in wards on each side, ..."

12. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1857)
"The radius of curvature at any point of the evolute may be expressed in terms of the radius of curvature of the corresponding point of the involute by the ..."

13. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"With true involute teeth, the path followed by the point of contact of the ... The faces of involute rack teeth are straight lines perpendicular to this ..."

14. An Elementary Treatise on Fourier's Series and Spherical, Cylindrical, and by William Elwood Byerly (1902)
"The involute of a circle s = «т when I = 0 is : = сl I TCÍT = CT ia^ Jo 2 122. ... If we form the involute of a given curve, taking a particular value for ..."

15. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."

16. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Interference of involute Teeth.—If the teeth of the gears of Fig. ... Effect of Changing the Distance between Centers of involute Gears.—In involute gears ..."

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