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  1. a combining form meaning “having parts or units” of the number specified by the initial element, occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin (duplex); recent English coinages ending in -plex are probably in part new formations with this suffix and in part based on the noun complex :

    eightplex; Cineplex; Metroplex.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -plex:

< L -plex, s. -plic-, akin to plicāre to fold, bend, plectere to plait, braid; see -fold


  1. -plex(Suffix)

    comprising a number of parts, as in "du-plex"

  2. Origin: From past tense of plicare to fold

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