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complicated

[kom-pli-key-tid]
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adjective
  1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
  2. difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.

Origin of complicated

First recorded in 1640–50; complicate + -ed2
Related formscom·pli·cat·ed·ly, adverbcom·pli·cat·ed·ness, nounun·com·pli·cat·ed, adjective

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2. involved, tangled, knotty.
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British Dictionary definitions for complicatedness

complicated

adjective
  1. made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
Derived Formscomplicatedly, adverbcomplicatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for complicatedness

complicated

adj.

1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.

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