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## complex

```  3  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Complex  \Com"plex\,  a.  [L.  complexus,  p.  p.  of  complecti  to
entwine  around  comprise;  com-  +  plectere  to  twist,  akin  to
plicare  to  fold.  See  {Plait},  n.]
1.  Composed  of  two  or  more  parts  composite;  not  simple;  as
a  complex  being  a  complex  idea.

Ideas  thus  made  up  of  several  simple  ones  put
together,  I  call  complex;  such  as  beauty,  gratitude,
a  man,  an  army,  the  universe.  --Locke.

2.  Involving  many  parts  complicated;  intricate.

When  the  actual  motions  of  the  heavens  are
calculated  in  the  best  possible  way  the  process  is
difficult  and  complex.  --Whewell.

{Complex  fraction}.  See  {Fraction}.

{Complex  number}  (Math.),  in  the  theory  of  numbers,  an
expression  of  the  form  a  +  b[root]-1,  when  a  and  b  are
ordinary  integers.

Syn:  See  {Intricate}.

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Complex  \Com"plex\,  n.  [L.  complexus]
Assemblage  of  related  things  collection;  complication.

This  parable  of  the  wedding  supper  comprehends  in  it
the  whole  complex  of  all  the  blessings  and  privileges
exhibited  by  the  gospel.  --South.

{Complex  of  lines}  (Geom.),  all  the  possible  straight  lines
in  space  being  considered,  the  entire  system  of  lines
which  satisfy  a  single  relation  constitute  a  complex;  as
all  the  lines  which  meet  a  given  curve  make  up  a  complex.
The  lines  which  satisfy  two  relations  constitute  a
congruency  of  lines;  as  the  entire  system  of  lines,  each
one  of  which  meets  two  given  surfaces,  is  a  congruency.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

complex
adj  :  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"  [ant:  {simple}]
n  1:  a  conceptual  whole  made  up  of  complicated  and  related  parts
[syn:  {composite}]
2:  a  compound  described  in  terms  of  the  central  atom  to  which
other  atoms  are  bound  or  coordinated  [syn:  {coordination
compound}]
3:  (psychoanalysis)  a  combination  of  emotions  and  impulses  that
have  been  rejected  from  awareness  but  still  influence  a
person's  behavior
4:  a  whole  building  made  up  of  interconnected  or  related
structures  [syn:  {building  complex}]
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