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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.

Wikipedia

  1. 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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complexitynoun

    the state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement

  2. Complexitynoun

    that which is complex; intricacy; complication

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

Freebase

  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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    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. Stephen Jay Gould:

    [L]ife shows no trend to complexity in the usual sense—only an asymmetrical expansion of diversity around a starting point constrained to be simple.”

  2. Bruce Shapiro:

    Every time there's a rise in crime, it's complicated, as journalists, we should be putting all the complexity about this front and center.

  3. Ran Craycraft:

    AI will soon be able to measure productivity based on the quality of work produced, writers’ productivity could easily be measured based on the volume, complexity, and emotion of the stories they produce. In sales, the number of emails sent and the ratio of positive to negative responses could be an additional metric that factors into a salesperson's compensation.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    A model is as good as the assumptions you put into the model, and very often, many of these assumptionsare based on a complexity of issues that arent necessarily the same... from one country to another.

  5. Ben Schreer:

    The challenges are military complexity, capability standards, limited funding, competing priorities and, in some cases, overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

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