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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complication  \Com`pli*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  compliasion:  cf  F. 
  complication.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  complicating;  the  state  of  being 
  complicated;  intricate  or  confused  relation  of  parts 
  entanglement;  complexity. 
 
  A  complication  of  diseases.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Through  and  beyond  these  dark  complications  of  the 
  present,  the  New  England  founders  looked  to  the 
  great  necessities  of  future  times.  --Palfrey. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  disease  or  diseases,  or  adventitious 
  circumstances  or  conditions,  coexistent  with  and  modifying 
  a  primary  disease,  but  not  necessarily  connected  with  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complication 
  n  1:  the  act  or  process  of  complicating  [syn:  {complicating}] 
  2:  a  situation  or  condition  that  is  complex  or  confused:  "her 
  coming  was  a  serious  complication" 
  3:  any  disease  or  disorder  that  occurs  during  the  course  of  (or 
  because  of)  another  disease;  "bed  sores  are  a  common 
  complication  in  cases  of  paralysis" 
  4:  a  development  that  complicates  a  situation;  "the  court's 
  decision  had  many  unforeseen  ramifications"  [syn:  {ramification}] 
  5:  something  jumbled  or  confused  [syn:  {tangle},  {snarl}] 
  6:  puzzling  complexity  [syn:  {complicatedness},  {knottiness}] 




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