volution

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Etymology[edit]

From (the pariticple stem of) Latin volvere (to turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volution (plural volutions)

  1. A turning (rolling or revolving) motion.
  2. A single turn (of a coil etc.); a twist.
    • 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
      On the left wrist were two circular excoriations, apparently the effect of ropes, or of a rope in more than one volution.