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1literary A rolling or revolving motion.
2A single turn of a spiral or coil.loop, twist, turn, curl, hoop, roll, ring, twirl, gyre, whorl, scroll, curlicue, convolutionView synonyms
Late 15th century; from late Latin volutio(n-), from Latin volut- ‘rolled’, from the verb volvere.
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