### What does **complexity** mean?

# Definitions for complexity

kəmˈplɛk sɪ ticom·plex·i·ty

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### Princeton's WordNet

complexity, complexnessnoun

the quality of being intricate and compounded

"he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

### Wiktionary

complexitynoun

The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.

complexitynoun

That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.

### Wikipedia

Complexity

Complexity characterises the behaviour of a system or model whose components interact in multiple ways and follow local rules, leading to nonlinearity, randomness, collective dynamics, hierarchy, and emergence.The term is generally used to characterize something with many parts where those parts interact with each other in multiple ways, culminating in a higher order of emergence greater than the sum of its parts. The study of these complex linkages at various scales is the main goal of complex systems theory. The intuitive criterion of complexity can be formulated as follows: a system would be more complex if more parts could be distinguished, and if more connections between them existed.Science as of 2010 takes a number of approaches to characterizing complexity; Zayed et al. reflect many of these. Neil Johnson states that "even among scientists, there is no unique definition of complexity – and the scientific notion has traditionally been conveyed using particular examples..." Ultimately Johnson adopts the definition of "complexity science" as "the study of the phenomena which emerge from a collection of interacting objects".

### ChatGPT

complexity

Complexity refers to the number of elements, components, attributes or characteristics within a system, situation, problem or phenomenon, as well as the intricacies of their interaction and interdependence. It denotes the degree of difficulty in understanding, analyzing, or solving something due to its many parts or details. Complexity often leads to unpredictability and uncertainty in outcomes or results.

### Webster Dictionary

Complexitynoun

the state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement

Complexitynoun

that which is complex; intricacy; complication

**Etymology:**[Cf. F. complexit.]

### Wikidata

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.

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of complexity in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of complexity in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of complexity in a Sentence

The true marvel of technology lies not in its

**complexity**but in its ability to simplify the complex.What makes a good follower The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing

**complexity**leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.It's an unprecedented crisis in terms of its

**complexity**, year on year the amount of funding has increased and yet we see humanitarian needs also increasing, so I think we need to change the model, reduce humanitarian dependence and focus more funding on early recovery and resilience efforts.Initially, it is possible they may not have much to say, events like this sometimes defy language, and a teen may struggle to discuss. However, remain open for these emerging adults. They need to know that they matter and that the world's

**complexity**is in dire need of their taking the time to think about and understand what it means to be global citizens.My dad invited Rudy Kalman to give a lecture at Ames, and when he did, Dad had an epiphany, rudy Kalman had written a paper about a theoretical' linear' solution to estimating a vehicle's location and speed. The problem was that this was a fundamentally' nonlinear' problem ; that's like the difference in

**complexity**between floating down a lazy river and going over a waterfall, where your motion becomes chaotic and unpredictable. My dad then developed the equations for how to solve this nonlinear problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

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## Translations for **complexity**

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- تعقيدArabic
- обърканост, сложностBulgarian
- complexitatCatalan, Valencian
- složitostCzech
- indviklethed, kompleksitetDanish
- Komplexität, Schwierigkeit, VielfaltGerman
- περιπλοκότητα, περιπλοκήGreek
- complejidadSpanish
- keerukus, keerulisusEstonian
- mutkikkuus, vaikeus, hankaluus, ongelma, monimutkaisuusFinnish
- complexitéFrench
- castachtIrish
- complexidadeGalician
- מורכבותHebrew
- जटिलताHindi
- komplikáció, bonyolultság, bonyodalomHungarian
- բարդությունArmenian
- complessitàItalian
- 複雑さJapanese
- painumas, sudėtingumasLithuanian
- sarežģītība, komplicētībaLatvian
- verwikkeling, gecompliceerdheid, complexiteit, ingewikkeldheidDutch
- forvikling, flokeNorwegian
- zawiłość, złożonośćPolish
- complexidadePortuguese
- complexitateRomanian
- сложностьRussian
- zložitosťSlovak
- zapletenostSlovene
- krånglighet, komplexitet, komplikationSwedish
- karmaşıklık, karmaşıkTurkish
- складністьUkrainian

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