What does complexity mean?

Definitions for complexitykəmˈplɛk sɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word complexity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexity, complexness(noun)

    the quality of being intricate and compounded

    "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. complexit.]


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complexity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complexity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Simm:

    Life is easy greediness adds complexity

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Beauty is not in complexity but it's in simplicity.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Bill Cobb:

    Generally tax complexity is a good thing for H&R Block.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness lies in simplicity. Complexity brings anxiety.

  5. Brian Cornell:

    Cutting complexity at headquarters will make us more competitive.

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