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complex

com·plex

complex

 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: km pleks [or] kam pleks
definition: not simple.
A computer is a complex machine.English spelling is complex.
 
synonyms:
complicated
similar words:
compound, tangled
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam pleks
definition: a structure that has several parts that are connected, or a group of structures that are built according to a similar plan.
They built a large housing complex on that land.
synonyms:
structure, system
similar words:
combination, network, organization, process
derivation: complexly (adv.)
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The word complex contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-