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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•plexkəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; ˈkɒm plɛks(adj., v.; n.; adj.)
composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite:
a complex system.
characterized by a complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.:
so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with:
a complex problem.
(of a word) consisting of two or more parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form
pertaining to or using complex numbers:
complex methods; complex vector space.
(n.)an often intricate or complicated association or assemblage of related things, parts, units, etc., forming a whole:
an apartment complex.
a cluster of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, desires, and impulses that may be wholly or partly suppressed but influence attitudes, associations, and behavior.
an obsessive notion or concern.
Ref: Also called coordination compound.; Compare ligand (def. 2). 2
an entity composed of molecules in which the constituents maintain much of their chemical identity:
(v.t.)Chem. to form a complex with.
Category: Biochemistry, Chemistry
(v.i.)Chem. to form a complex.
Category: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Origin of complex:
1645–55; (adj.) < L complexus, ptp. of complectī, complectere to embrace, encompass, include
a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
"the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
complex, coordination compound(noun)
a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
building complex, complex(adj)
a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
complex(adjective)əmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; n. ˈkɒm plɛks
a complex theory
complex(noun)əmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; n. ˈkɒm plɛks
a group of buildings
an apartment complex
complexəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; n. ˈkɒm plɛks
a psychological or emotional problem
He has a complex about having a big nose.
A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base.
A psychologically based dislike or fear of a particular thing.
Jim has a real complex about working for a woman boss.
A thunderstorm that forms when two storm fronts collide.
A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules.
To form a complex with another substance
Made up of multiple parts; intricate or detailed.
Not simple or straightforward.
Of a number, of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of 1.
A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself.
Origin: From complexe, from complexus, past participle of complecti, from com- and plectere. See complect.
composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea
involving many parts; complicated; intricate
assemblage of related things; collection; complication
In chemistry, a coordination complex or metal complex consists of a central atom or ion, which is usually metallic and is called the coordination centre, and a surrounding array of bound molecules or ions, that are in turn known as ligands or complexing agents. Many metal-containing compounds, especially those of transition metals, are coordination complexes.
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Rank popularity for the word 'complex' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1404
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Rank popularity for the word 'complex' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2988
Rank popularity for the word 'complex' in Nouns Frequency: #1447
Rank popularity for the word 'complex' in Adjectives Frequency: #169
Translations for complex
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
composed of many parts
a complex piece of machinery.
- gekompliseerd, ingewikkeld, kompleks, samegesteldAfrikaans
- complexoPortuguese (BR)
- kompliceret; sammensat; kompleksDanish
- مرکب؛ پیچیدهFarsi
- složen, sastavljenCroatian
- margbrotinn, flókinnIcelandic
- kompleks, sammensatt, flersidigNorwegian
- مرکب؛ پیچیدهPersian
- مركب، ګډ، مختلط، اخښلى: پيچلى، نغښتى، مغلقPashto
- kompleks, karmaşıkTurkish
- 合成的，複合的Chinese (Trad.)
- складний; комплекснийUkrainian
- phức tạpVietnamese
- 合成的，复合的Chinese (Simp.)
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