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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 1: having a complicated structure; not simple.
Her early designs were simple, but now she combines many patterns and her designs have become quite complex.
 
synonyms:
complicated, sophisticated
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
complicate, compound, convoluted, elaborate, inextricable, intricate, involved, manifold, multifaceted, multiplex, tangled
definition 2: difficult to analyze or understand because of being complicated.
His first spy novel was so complex that I found it hard to figure out what was happening when I read it.
synonyms:
complicated, convoluted, difficult, elusive, involved
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
complicate, dense, elaborate, impenetrable, inextricable, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangled, unfathomable
definition 3: having interconnected elements.
They've developed a complex system of communication.A spider's web is complex and beautiful.
synonyms:
complicated, intricate, involved
similar words:
interwoven, manifold, multifaceted, multifarious, multiplex, sophisticated, tangled
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam pleks
definition 1: a structure or system having several interconnected parts.
The city is building a housing complex on that block.
synonyms:
structure, system
similar words:
combination, conglomerate, ensemble, manifold, network, organization, process
definition 2: a set of desires, memories, and impulses that operate together in a person's unconscious mind and cause certain patterns of feeling, thought, and action.
the Oedipus complex
similar words:
delusion, fixation, idée fixe, obsession
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-