Definitions for complexitykəmˈplɛk sɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•plex•i•tykəmˈplɛk sɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being complex; intricacy:

    the complexity of urban life.

  2. something complex:

    the complexities of foreign policy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexity, complexness(noun)

    the quality of being intricate and compounded

    "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. complexity(noun)əmˈplɛk sɪ ti

    ≠ simplicity

    the complexity of the problem


  1. complexity(Noun)

    The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.

  2. complexity(Noun)

    That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complexity(noun)

    the state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement

  2. Complexity(noun)

    that which is complex; intricacy; complication


  1. Complexity

    In general usage, complexity tends to be used to characterize something with many parts in intricate arrangement. The study of these complex linkages is the main goal of complex systems theory. In science there are at this time a number of approaches to characterizing complexity, many of which are reflected in this article. Neil Johnson describes complexity science as the study of the phenomena which emerge from a collection of interacting objects. In a business context, complexity management is the methodology to minimize value-destroying complexity and efficiently control value-adding complexity in a cross-functional approach.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'complexity' in Nouns Frequency: #1698

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the quality of being complex.

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