Definition of Complex

1. Noun. A conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts. "The complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"

Exact synonyms: Composite
Generic synonyms: Whole
Specialized synonyms: Hybrid, Syndrome
Derivative terms: Composite

2. Adjective. Complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts. "A complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

3. Noun. A compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated.
Exact synonyms: Coordination Compound
Specialized synonyms: Hydrochloride
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound

4. Noun. (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior.
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Specialized synonyms: Oedipal Complex, Oedipus Complex, Electra Complex, Inferiority Complex

5. Noun. A whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures.
Exact synonyms: Building Complex
Specialized synonyms: College, Industrial Plant, Plant, Works, Ribbon Development
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

Definition of Complex

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

2. n. Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.

Definition of Complex

1. Adjective. Made up of multiple parts; intricate or detailed. ¹

2. Adjective. Not simple or straightforward. ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) Of a number, of the form ''a + bi'', where ''a'' and ''b'' are real numbers and ''i'' is the square root of −1. ¹

4. Adjective. (geometry) A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself. ¹

5. Noun. A problem. ¹

6. Noun. A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base. ¹

7. Noun. A psychologically based dislike or fear of a particular thing. ¹

8. Noun. A thunderstorm that forms when two storm fronts collide. ¹

9. Noun. (chemistry) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules. ¹

10. Verb. (chemistry intransitive) To form a complex with another substance ¹

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Definition of Complex

1. complicated [adj -PLEXER, -PLEXEST] / to make complex [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: complex

Medical Definition of Complex

1. Complicated, not simple. Origin: L. Complexus = woven together, encompassing This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complex

completeness axiom
complex (current term)
complex absence
complex analysis
complex body part
complex carbohydrate
complex closure
complex conjugate
complex febrile convulsion
complex fraction
complex function
complex instruction set computer
complex instruction set computing
complex ion
complex ions
complex learning processes

Literary usage of Complex

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"similar structure proposed for the complex obtained by the reaction of complex XII with methanol.1' The ultraviolet spectrum of complex XIII is similar to ..."

2. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"is called the NUMERATOR and the latter - the DENO- s MINATOR of the complex fraction, also the numerator and denominator of a complex fraction are called ..."

3. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1918)
"The isomorphism in question is that by which the complex number a + bi ... Supposing that the fundamental points of the scale on the complex line are J%, ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"OF complex IDEAS. I. WE have hitherto considered those ideas, ... and in the opera- the complex constitution of the quali- tions of which we are conscious, ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1916)
""Friendship" complex, exposed by 4 words and 12 signs, as prolonged time, ... Also a complex connecting with the word " lake," real meaning unknown to ..."

6. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1922)
"treatment of imaginary and complex numbers is in no instance free from logical ... A complex number s then defined as the sum of«a real number and an ..."

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