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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Complex \Com"plex\ (k[o^]m"pl[e^]ks), adjective [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com- + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See {Plait}, noun]

1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.

Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put together, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude, a man, an army, the universe. --Locke.

2. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.

When the actual motions of the heavens are calculated in the best possible way, the process is difficult and complex. --Whewell.

{Complex fraction}. See {Fraction}.

{Complex number} (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an expression of the form a + b[root]-1, when a and b are ordinary integers.

Syn: See {Intricate}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Complex \Com"plex\, noun [L. complexus] Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.

This parable of the wedding supper comprehends in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel. --South.

{Complex of lines} (Geom.), all the possible straight lines in space being considered, the entire system of lines which satisfy a single relation constitute a complex; as, all the lines which meet a given curve make up a complex. The lines which satisfy two relations constitute a congruency of lines; as, the entire system of lines, each one of which meets two given surfaces, is a congruency.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

complex

adjective

1: complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs" [ant: {simple}]

noun

1: a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town" [syn: {complex}, {composite}]

2: a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated [syn: {complex}, {coordination compound}]

3: (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

4: a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures [syn: {building complex}, {complex}]


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