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Definitions of complex

  1. a whole structure ( as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  2. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; " a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; " a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
  3. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
  4. ( psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
  5. a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
  6. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; " the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
  7. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.
  8. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
  9. Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.
  10. Composed of various parts; involved; intricate; not simple; as, a complex machine.
  11. 1. Anything made up of a number of related parts, noting especially the aggregate of symptoms associated with a certain morbid condition, a syndrome, a symptom- complex. 2. In psychology, all the ideas, feelings, impressions, etc., associated with a given subject. 3. Specifically, in psychoanalysis, an idea or group of ideas associated with a tone of unpleasantness which tends to keep it out of consciousness. 4. Intricate, complicated.
  12. Composed of more than one, or of many parts: not simple: intricate: difficult.
  13. COMPLEXLY.
  14. COMPLEXNESS.
  15. Complicated; of many parts.
  16. Consisting of various parts; complicated; intricate.
  17. Composed of many parts; not simple; complicated; intricate. See Complected.
  18. Collection of things complex.
  19. Intricate; composed of two or more parts or things; not simple; difficult.
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Quotes of complex

  1. Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. – Edward de Bono
  2. We're all complex human beings, and if some of that complexity shows through, I think it's advantageous for the movie. – Jan de Bont
  3. You can find academic and industrial groups doing some relevant work, but there isn't a focus on building complex molecular systems. In that respect, Japan is first, Europe is second, and we're third. – K. Eric Drexler
  4. Carl took on the military -industrial complex He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science. – Ann Druyan
  5. And with the rape, I was showing why the rape statistics are exaggerated, and saying that date rape was much more complex than the way feminists had portrayed it, as men oppressing women. – Warren Farrell
  6. I've had a tough time with Pynchon. I liked him very much when I first read him. I liked him less with each book. He got denser and more complex in a way that didn't really pay off. – Leslie Fiedler
  7. I searched so hard for a part that was so complex – Anne Heche
  8. In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician. He does some things which are just phenomenal. – Lee Konitz
  9. One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex it's very profound. – Dennis Prager
  10. The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes. – Charley Reese
  11. In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other. This had at least one virtue- it made one see that there was more than one side to these complex issues. – Joseph E. Stiglitz
  12. However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant. – Nobuo Uematsu
  13. These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world. – John E. Walker
  14. Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims. – James Q. Wilson
  15. While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory. – Dweezil Zappa

Usage examples for complex

  1. The argument of " A Death in the Desert" is one of the most complex and difficult to follow. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. The exogamous arrangements of the Brahmans are also very complex – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. We Germans are well content that the action is not richer and more complex – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  4. And they said that no mystery was too great for you to get to the bottom of it, no riddle too complex for you to find the answer! – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  5. It was too complex for Marcus. – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  6. I have heard once or twice of late that English poets in the future will set themselves to express emotions more complex and subtle than have ever yet been treated in poetry. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. The question is so complex a one that it is hardly possible to consider it here, except very briefly. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  8. Rynason looked more closely at the complex – Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
  9. As he grew older he became rather fond of cats, but the dog complex remained. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  10. You may get something more complex but not something higher nor even something different. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  11. Seeing what a complex thing is character, this change therefore cannot be simple. – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  12. The reasons for his hesitation were doubtless complex and chiefly diplomatic. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  13. The real question is both more complex and also more simple. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  14. All right, highly confidential, I can do a bit of mind- reading, and especially with animals and birds, whose minds are not as complex as human's. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  15. He is a man of complex desires. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. The goods that a man does in this way are what are meant by good works; and good works in their whole complex are what are meant by charity. – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg
  17. The part played by food amongst the higher animals is, indeed, extremely complex – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  18. It has a complex structure, consisting in the main of a transparent form of connective tissue. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  19. That is really a serious question, and it is much more complex than many of those who are prepared to answer it off- hand may be willing to admit. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. The problems of the industry are most complex and the need for sound organization is imperative. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

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