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Motivations are too tangled and complex.
Russell Banks

Meaning of "complex" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMPLEX

From Latin complexus, from complectī to entwine, from com- together + plectere to braid.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPLEX

complex  [ˈkɒmplɛks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Complex can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COMPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Complex

A complex is a whole that comprehends a number of intricate parts, especially one with interconnected or mutually related parts; for example, a complex of buildings. Complex may refer to...

Definition of complex in the English dictionary

The first definition of complex in the dictionary is made up of various interconnected parts; composite. Other definition of complex is intricate or involved. Complex is also containing at least one bound form.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPLEX


Cineplex
ˈsɪnɪˌplɛks
contraplex
ˈkɒntrəˌplɛks
duplex
ˈdjuːplɛks
flex
flɛks
fourplex
ˈfɔːplɛks
funplex
ˈfʌnˌplɛks
googolplex
ˈɡuːɡɒlˌplɛks
megaplex
ˈmɛɡəˌplɛks
multiplex
ˈmʌltɪˌplɛks
noncomplex
ˌnɒnˈkɒmplɛks
octuplex
ˈɒktjʊˌplɛks
overcomplex
ˌəʊvəˈkɒmplɛks
perplex
pəˈplɛks
quadplex
ˈkwɒdplɛks
quadruplex
ˈkwɒdrʊˌplɛks
simplex
ˈsɪmplɛks
suplex
ˈsuːplɛks
Supplex
ˈsʌplɛks
triplex
ˈtrɪplɛks
unperplex
ˌʌnpəˈplɛks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMPLEX

completory
complex conjugate
complex fraction
complex number
complex pendulum
complex salt
complex sentence
complex wave
complexation
complexedness
complexify
complexion
complexional
complexioned
complexionless
complexities
complexity
complexity theory
complexly
complexness

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPLEX

AIDS-related complex
apartment complex
B complex
cinema complex
Electra complex
Golgi complex
guilt complex
herpes simplex
hypercomplex
immune complex
inferiority complex
leisure complex
major histocompatibility complex
military-industrial complex
Oedipus complex
persecution complex
plex
shopping complex
studio complex
superiority complex
vitamin B complex

Synonyms and antonyms of complex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPLEX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «complex» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of complex

Translation of «complex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPLEX

Find out the translation of complex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of complex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «complex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

复杂的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complejo
570 millions of speakers

English

complex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जटिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُرَكَّب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комплексный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complexo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জটিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complexe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kompleks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

komplex
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

複合の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

복잡한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phức tạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிக்கலான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जटिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karmaşık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złożony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

складний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complex
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύνθετος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

komplekse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

komplicerad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sammensatt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of complex

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPLEX»

The term «complex» is very widely used and occupies the 3.066 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPLEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about complex

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMPLEX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word complex.
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Gautam Adani
Along with opportunities, there also exist many other tricky and complex issues to be managed in India. These include tackling both policy-level challenges and infrastructure challenges.
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Russell Banks
Motivations are too tangled and complex.
3
Ann Beattie
Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman.
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Michael Behe
By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.
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Tim Berners-Lee
Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
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Anthony Braxton
My work has been marginalized as far as the jazz-business complex is concerned, or the contemporary-music complex.
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Berkeley Breathed
Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.
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James Brolin
One of the things I love about directing is I love actors, because no matter how complex they are, once you get down to working and talking to them and the toughest guy will want you to open them up and he wants to show you stuff he was afraid to show anybody before.
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Gabriel Byrne
Generally speaking, I don't think people know a great deal about the Viking culture, apart from the label that is usually attached to them, either pillagers or deviants who came and brought back loot to Norway. It was an incredibly sophisticated, complex and layered culture. They had their own laws, many of which protected women.
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Pete Carroll
At the highest level in the NFL, the pass game is as complex as you can imagine.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPLEX»

Discover the use of complex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to complex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Complex Analysis
With this second volume, we enter the intriguing world of complex analysis.
Elias M. Stein, Rami Shakarchi, 2010
2
Complex Compact Surfaces
The second edition is revised and expanded to include major developments of the last 20 years, including a new section devoted to the stunning results achieved by the introduction of Donaldson and Seiberg-Witten invariants.From the reviews: ...
W. Barth, 2004
3
A Complex Analysis Problem Book
This introduction to aspects of analytic function theory not usually touched on in a first course is a compilation of exercises in the theory that includes completed and detailed solutions.
Daniel Alpay, 2011
4
Complex Geometry: An Introduction
The author’s goal is to provide an easily accessible introduction to the subject. The book contains detailed accounts of the basic concepts and the many exercises illustrate the theory.
Daniel Huybrechts, 2006
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Complex Variables: Harmonic and Analytic Functions
Contents include calculus in the plane; harmonic functions in the plane; analytic functions and power series; singular points and Laurent series; and much more. Numerous problems and solutions. 1972 edition.
Francis J. Flanigan, 1972
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Complex Emergencies
If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again.
David Keen, 2008
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Complex Analysis
This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult.
Ian Stewart, 1983
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Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering
Intended for the undergraduate student majoring in mathematics, physics or engineering, the Sixth Edition of Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering continues to provide a comprehensive, student-friendly presentation of this ...
John Mathews, Russell Howell, 2012
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A First Course in Complex Analysis with Applications
The new Second Edition of A First Course in Complex Analysis with Applications is a truly accessible introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of complex analysis.
Dennis G. Zill, Patrick D. Shanahan, 2011
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1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die
Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination.
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term complex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Multisport complex work in La Vista set to begin this fall
Backers of the nonprofit Nebraska Multisport Complex offered some new details about the project, which will include a natatorium with an ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
2
Fire engulfs Burnaby apartment complex
A fire engulfed the roof of a Burnaby apartment complex Tuesday, adding to the already hazy skies above the Lower Mainland due to nearby ... «The Province, Jul 15»
3
Teen hospitalized after being pulled from apartment complex pool
Las Vegas Metro police said a teen who was discovered unresponsive in an apartment complex pool Tuesday evening was rushed to a ... «KVVU Las Vegas, Jul 15»
4
Police: Juvenile almost drowns at central valley apartment complex
Metro supervisor Lt. Bruce Miyama said a 16-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool in the Hidden Cove apartment complex, located at ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
5
Balconies falling down at Amherst apt. complex
AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - Neighbors at the Brewster Mews Apartment complex in Amherst are speaking to 7 Eyewitness News about what ... «WKBW-TV, Jul 15»
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100 Hooper site acquired for complex to house tech, industry
Exterior rendering of a the 3.3-acre site, located at 100 Hooper Street. It is fully designed and entitled for the development of a LEED Gold, ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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What's in store for Chelsea's new sports complex? Here are some …
Chelsea city leaders are expecting a proposal outlining features of the municipality's sports complex at their next council meeting on July 21, ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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SWAT called to apartment complex in North Austin
The Austin Police Department's SWAT team was called to a North Austin apartment complex on Tuesday night, officials said. Police first ... «Austin American-Statesman, Jul 15»
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US Marshals capture man sought in Hoover apartment complex
U.S. Marshals captured a 19-year-old man wanted in a shooting that injured another teen at a Hoover apartment complex last week. «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Iowa City seeks consultants for new sports complex
Iowa City officials are in the preliminary stages of developing a large sports complex on the city's southeast side and are asking consultants to ... «Iowa City Press Citizen, Jul 15»

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