Involuntary is the antonym of voluntary. An involuntary action is one that occurs without volition or will; see volition (psychology) and will (philosophy). Involuntary may also refer to: See also: ...
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- (physiology) controlled by the autonomic nervous system 2. [adj] - not subject to the control of the will
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Refers to activities of the body (or muscles) that are not under conscious control, e.g., digestion.
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occurring without a person's control or participation
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Involuntary: Done other than in accordance with the conscious will of the individual. The opposite of voluntary. The terms 'voluntary' and 'involuntary' apply to the human nervous system and its control over muscles. The nervous system is divided into two parts -- somatic and autonomic. The somatic nervous system operates muscles that are under vol
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[ Latin involuntarius
. See In-
not, and Voluntary
Not having will or the power of choice. 2.
Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary
movements of the body; involuntary
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1. Not having will of the power of choice. ... 2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibres. ... 3. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission. ... Origin: L. Involuntarius. ... (28 Oct 1998) ...
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not subject to the control of the will; `involuntary manslaughter`; `involuntary servitude`; `an involuntary shudder`; `It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat`- John F.Kennedy
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(in-vol´әn-tar″e) independent of the will. contrary to the will.
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• (a.) Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers. • (a.) Not having will or the power of choice. • (a.) Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission.
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An act that is not done willingly,intentionally,deliberately or out of choice.
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adj. or adv. without intent, will or choice. Participation in a crime is involuntary if forced by immediate threat to life or health of oneself or one's loved ones and will result in dismissal or acquittal.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: in-vol′ŭn-tār′ē Definitions: 1. Independent of the will; not volitional. 2. Contrary to the will.
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An action that is not made by choice. In the body, involuntary actions (such as blushing) occur automatically, and cannot be controlled by choice.
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Involuntary (De ofrivilliga) is a 2008 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund described as "a tragic comedy or comic tragedy." It features five parallel stories with human group behaviour as the common theme. The film is notable for its long takes with no cuts within the scenes. This is related to Östlund`s background as a skiing f
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