Inwards vs Involute - What's the difference?

inwards | involute |


As an adverb inwards

is towards the inside.

As an adjective involute is

(formal) difficult to understand; complicated.

As a verb involute is

to roll or curl inwards.

As a noun 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inwards

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • Antonyms

    * outwards

    See also

    * inwardly

    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 ----