Inward vs Involute - What's the difference?

inward | involute |


As adjectives the difference between inward and involute

is that inward is situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside while involute is (formal) difficult to understand; complicated.

As nouns the difference between inward and involute

is that inward is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera while involute is (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.

As an adverb inward

is towards the inside.

As a verb involute is

to roll or curl inwards.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inward

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    involute

    English

    Adjective

    (wikipedia involute) (en adjective)
  • (formal) Difficult to understand; complicated.
  • (botany) Having the edges rolled with the adaxial side outward.
  • *
  • Furthermore, the free anterior margin of the lobule is arched toward the lobe and is often involute
  • (biology, of shells) Having a complex pattern of coils.
  • (biology) Turned inward at the margin, like the exterior lip of the Cyprea.
  • (biology) Rolled inward spirally.
  • Verb

    (involut)
  • To roll or curl inwards.
  • Noun

    (en 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.
  • See also

    * involution * convolute * revolute ----