Definitions for complex
kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; ˈkɒm plɛkscom·plex
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word complex.
a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
"the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
complex, coordination compoundnoun
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, complexadjective
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"
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.
Etymology: From complexe, from complexus, past participle of complecti, from com- and plectere. See complect.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Composite; of many parts; not simple; including many particulars
Etymology: complexus, Latin.
Ideas made up of several simple ones, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude, a man, the universe; which though complicated of various simple ideas, or complex ideas made up of simple ones, yet are considered each by itself as one. John Locke.
A secondary essential mode, called a property, sometimes goes toward making up the essence of a complex being. Isaac Watts.
With such perfection fram’d,
Is this complex stupendous scheme of things. James Thomson, Spring.
Etymology: from the adjective.
This parable of the wedding-supper comprehends in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel. Robert South, Sermons.
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
Etymology: [L. complexus]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′pleks, adj. composed of more than one, or of many parts: not simple: intricate: difficult.—n. a complex whole.—v.t. to complicate.—ns. Complex′edness, Com′plexness, Complex′ity, state of being complex: complication.—adv. Com′plexly.—n. Complex′us, a complicated system: a large muscle of the back, passing from the spine to the head. [L. complex—com, together, and root of plicāre, to fold. See Complicate.]
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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
The numerical value of complex in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of complex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I am aware of the responsibility I am assuming, of the complex political moment our country is going through and I will rise to all the challenges with humility and dedication, i am willing to modernize and transform the country and to attend to the urgent social issues of the many people who suffer ...inequality.
With this agreement, we hope to build on our MS experience with small molecules and complex generics and ultimately provide patients with expanded access to a (disease-modifying treatment) that healthcare systems may otherwise not be able to provide.
We are faced with a complex investigation with many international implications, the world of football needs to be patient. By its nature, this investigation will take more than the legendary 90 minutes.
More complex and more large-scale products are always reliant on some form of relationship management and negotiation.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... it takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
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- معقد, مجمعArabic
- труден, комплекс, съставен, комплексен, сложен, образувам комплексBulgarian
- complexCatalan, Valencian
- komplexní, komplexCzech
- περίπλοκος, συγκρότημα, πολύπλοκος, μιγαδικόςGreek
- complicado, complexo, complejoSpanish
- kompleksi, kompleksi-, monimutkainen, rakennuskompleksiFinnish
- co-thoinnteScottish Gaelic
- ard-hroggalys, crampManx
- konplèksHaitian Creole
- խճճված, կոմպլեքս, բարդArmenian
- complessare, complessoItalian
- 複雑な, 複素, コンプレックス, 複雑, 錯体, 入り組んだ, 難解Japanese
- whīwhiwhi, mangangaMāori
- ingewikkeld, complexDutch
- kompleks, zespolony, skomplikowany, złożonyPolish
- complicado, complexo, compostoPortuguese
- сложный, комплекс, составной, комплексныйRussian
- komplicerad, komplex, inveckladSwedish
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