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Definition of "complex" []

  • Consisting of interconnected or interwoven parts; composite. (adjective)
  • Composed of two or more units: a complex carbohydrate. (adjective)
  • Involved or intricate, as in structure; complicated. (adjective)
  • Grammar Consisting of at least one bound form. Used of a word. (adjective)
  • Grammar Consisting of an independent clause and at least one other independent or dependent clause. Used of a sentence. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "complex" in a sentence
  • "Then is Perception, in the prefent way of confidering it, faid to be fimple, when the Objeft of it is fimple, and then complex when the Objeft of it is complex* And fince the intire and ade - quate Objeft of Thought (as will hereafter ap - pear) is cpmprifed within the compafs of Ideas and of their Relations, we may more explicitly fay that then is Perception fimple when it is tlie Contemplation of Ideas only, and then complex when with the Ideas it takes in alfo the Confideration of their Relations and effen - tial Habitudes."
  • "78 Day 4 The variable z so defined has now a real and an imaginary part that can be individually addressed using, respectively, the syntax: __real__ z and __imag__ z Similarly, the next declaration produces a complex variable of 32-bit integer type: __complex__ int x;"
  • "I shuddered a little on encountering the phrase "complex polyvocal, transhistorical schematic.""