Involution of an organ is the shrinking or return to a former size. ==Examples== ===Thymus=== The thymus continues to grow between birth and puberty and then begins to atrophy, a process directed by the high levels of circulating sex hormones. Proportional to thymic size, thymic activity (T cell output) is most active before pube
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In philosophy, involution refers to a situation in which a process or object is ontologically "turned in" upon itself. ==Involuted values== In meta-ethics, involution of values is when an otherwise convenient and decent system of values is taken to its inevitable logical conclusion and results in an indecent or inconvenient res
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For Indian spiritual master Meher Baba, involution is the inner path of the human soul to the Self. Charles Haynes, in describing Meher Baba`s sense of involution writes, "The old and new impressions, both of which create a veil over consciousness, gradually wear away, revealing an increasingly clearer experience of God; that i
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The term involution refers to different things depending on the writer. In some instances it refers to a process that occurs prior to evolution and gives rise to the cosmos, in others an aspect of evolution, and still others a process that follows the completion of evolution in the human form. ==Involution according to Esoteric
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In mathematics, an (anti-)involution, or an involutary function, is a function f that is its own inverse: ==General properties== Any involution is a bijection. The identity map is a trivial example of an involution. Common examples in mathematics of more detailed involutions include multiplication by −1 in arithmetic, the ta
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The return of an organ to its normal size or condition after enlargement, as of the uterus after parturition. A decline in size or activity of other tissues; the mammary gland tissues normally involute with advancing lactation.
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- reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth) 2. [n] - a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction 3. [n] - the action of enfolding something
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Involution: 1. Literally, a turning inward or rolling inward. 2. A decrease in size, usually after an increase. The uterus involutes after pregnancy. 3. A retrograde change. After treatment, a tumor may involute. 4. With advancing age, there may be physical and emotional involution. This process has also been called senile involution. From the Lati
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(1) Restoration of the normal size of an organ. (2) Infolding of the edges of a sheet of cells, as in some developmental processes, notably gastrulation.
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[ Latin involutio
: confer French involution
. See Involve
The act of involving or infolding. 2.
The state of being entangled or involved; complication; entanglement. « All things are mixed, and causes blended, by mutual involut
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1. A rolling or turning inward. ... 2. One of the movements involved in the gastrulation of many animals. ... 3. A retrograde change of the entire body or in a particular organ, as the retrograde changes in the female genital organs that result in normal size after delivery. ... 4. The progressive degeneration occurring naturally with advancing age
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the action of enfolding something
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a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
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(in″vo-loo´shәn) a rolling or turning inward. a retrograde change of the entire body or in a particular organ, as the retrograde changes in the female genital organs that result in normal size after pregnancy ends. the progressive degeneration occurring naturally with advancing ag...
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• (n.) The state of being entangled or involved; complication; entanglement. • (n.) The act of involving or infolding. • (n.) The return of an enlarged part or organ to its normal size, as of the uterus after pregnancy. • (n.) The relation which exists between three or more sets of points, a.a`, b.b`, c.c`, so related to a point
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(from the article `social change`) ...of the change could, however, be one of decrease or a combination of growth and decrease. An example of this last process is what American ...
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(L. involutio; in into + volvere to roll) 1. a rolling or turning inward. 2. one of the movements involved in the gastrulation of many animals. 3. a retrograde change of the entire body or in a particular organ, as the retrograde changes in the female genital organs that result in normal size after delivery. 4. the progressive degeneration occur...
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The postpartum process in which the uterus returns to its normal size and shape before the pregnancy occurred. As the uterus contracts to shrink back to its pre-pregnant state, some women may feel uncomfortable pains in the abdomen.
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Involution is the calculation of any power of a quantity, that is, the multiplication of a quantity by itself any number of times. Thus 2x2x2=8; here 8, the third power of 2, is found by involution. Evolution is the opposite process.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: in′vō-lū′shŭn Definitions: 1. Return of an enlarged organ to normal size. 2. Turning inward of the edges of a part. 3. In psychiatry, mental decline associated with advanced age. Synonyms: catagenesis
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Period of repair in which there is a return to normal size and composition, as of the uterus following birth and expulsion of the placenta.
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In integral theory, the process by which the Divine manifests the cosmos is called involution. The process by which the creation rises to higher states and states of consciousness is the evolution. Involution prepares the universe for the Big Bang; evolution continues from that point forward. The term involution comes from the idea that the divine
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