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Definitions for complication
ˌkɒm plɪˈkeɪ ʃəncom·pli·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complicationnoun

    the act or process of complicating

  2. complicationnoun

    a situation or condition that is complex or confused

    "her coming was a serious complication"

  3. complicationnoun

    any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease

    "bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis"

  4. complication, ramificationnoun

    a development that complicates a situation

    "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"

  5. complicatedness, complication, knottiness, tortuousnessnoun

    puzzling complexity

Wiktionary

  1. complicationnoun

    The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.

  2. complicationnoun

    A person who doesn't fit in with the main scheme of things; an interloper; someone you need to placate.

  3. complicationnoun

    A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

  4. complicationnoun

    A feature beyond basic time display in a timepiece.

  5. Etymology: From complicare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Complicationnoun

    Etymology: from complicate.

    All our grievances are either of body or of mind, or in complications of both. Roger L'Estrange.

    The notions of a confused knowledge are always full of perplexity and complications, and seldom in order. John Wilkins.

    By admitting a complication of ideas, and taking too many things at once into one question, the mind is dazzled and bewildered. Isaac Watts, Logick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complicationnoun

    the act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity

  2. Complicationnoun

    a disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it

  3. Etymology: [L. compliasion: cf. F. complication.]

Freebase

  1. Complication

    Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems. A new disease may also appear as a complication to a previous existing disease. A medical treatment, such as drugs or surgery may produce adverse effects and/or produce new health problem by itself. Therefore, a complication may be iatrogenic, i.e., literally brought forth by the physician. Medical knowledge about a disease, procedure or treatment usually entails a list of the most common complications, so that they can be foreseen, prevented or recognized more easily and speedily. Depending on the degree of vulnerability, susceptibility, age, health status, immune system condition, etc. complications may arise more easily. Complications affect adversely the prognosis of a disease. Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures usually favor fewer complications in comparison to invasive ones.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'complication' in Nouns Frequency: #2695

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complication in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of complication in a Sentence

  1. Olubukola Nafiu:

    The expectation should be that complication rates and/or mortality among healthy children won't vary based on racial category — what we found is that they do, although these findings are unsurprising, they are still nonetheless terrifying and unacceptable.

  2. Harry Litman:

    The complication of the past 24 hours with the Paul Manafort plea agreement having imploded almost sets the table with a circumstantial case of obstruction, any pardon now would look like a reward to Paul Manafort for an extraordinary kind of double-cross of the prosecutor here both promising to be truthful and not being so, then funneling information to Donald Trump -- which I can not tell you how extraordinary it is.

  3. Unknown:

    Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.

  4. Abou Habib:

    The issue doesn't disappear if there is no president or because we have the added complication of the Syrian displacement, the issue is still there, women are still suffering.

  5. The Cleveland Clinic:

    We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus, at this time, the circumstance of the complication is under review and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Translations for complication

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  • تعقيدArabic
  • усложнение, затруднениеBulgarian
  • KomplikationGerman
  • complicationFrench
  • осложнение, усложнение, затруднениеRussian
  • svit, förveckling, komplikationSwedish

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