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Definitions for complexity
kəmˈplɛk sɪ ticom·plex·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexity, complexnessnoun

    the quality of being intricate and compounded

    "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

Wiktionary

  1. complexitynoun

    The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.

  2. complexitynoun

    That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complexitynoun

    the state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement

    Etymology: [Cf. F. complexit.]

  2. Complexitynoun

    that which is complex; intricacy; complication

    Etymology: [Cf. F. complexit.]

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  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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of complexity in a Sentence

  1. Esther Choo:

    At every step, there's complexity and there's possibility for delay, whether it's individual state planning, allocation, training, supply of vaccine, storage... there( are) just so many factors at this stage, we need to be prepared for the fact that it is going to be a slow rollout in many places and that it will not change our behaviors or necessarily the trajectory of the pandemic in this country in the short term.

  2. Tewolde GebreMariam:

    The concern has always been not to diversify too much because different types add complexity to the operation and make the cost of operation very high, so it is not recommended. But we are growing, the fleet is around 80 now. So any fleet type on its own will be around 20: the minimum size to justify the training of new pilots and technicians. This is the right time. At the same time, for competition reasons, it is required.

  3. Lionel Trilling:

    Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.

  4. Tim Cook:

    I think that we have a responsibility as a business to do business in as many places as we can, i believe in what [ former IBM CEO ] Tom Watson said,' world peace through world trade.' ... In terms of what we speak up on, we speak up on some [ issues ] privately, we speak up on some publicly, we do it in different ways. And you have to get your head around, when you're operating outside the US in any country in the world, that there are different laws. That's part of the complexity and part of the beauty of the world is that everybody has their own laws and customs.

  5. Benjamin Vernot:

    Mitochondrial DNA is only inherited from the mother, it's only one tiny thread of your ancestry and you lose a lot of complexity. If you look at the nuclear genomes of humans, Neanderthals or Denisovans, you can calculate how they were related and how many there were at a given time.

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