- composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
- difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.
Origin of complicated
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2. involved, tangled, knotty.
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- made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
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Word Origin and History for complicatedness
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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