- (of a word) consisting of two parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form -ish.
- complex sentence.
- an arbitrary set of elements of a group.
- a collection of simplexes having specified properties.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of complex
SYNONYMS FOR complex
Examples from the Web for complex
It was a complex task they were asked to do, and every cultural and experiential advantage would be required.Why Did We Panic After 9/11 and Ignore All We Knew About Responding to Security Threats?|Deborah Pearlstein|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
KSM enters the complex through a “Sally Port,” a series of gates designed to allow just one vehicle in at a time.
We are a huge, complex, diverse country still offering freedom, opportunity and hope.
If Congress struggles to keep the lights on, how could it deal with issues as complex as police brutality?Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Medication can now be taken in a single pill rather than a complex cocktail of tablets.
So that the validity of a complex proposition is when it is a complex of truths.The Teaching of Epictetus|Epictetus
Mark all of the simple sentences and all of the complex sentences.Plain English|Marian Wharton
Complex the knots were, but his warped and palsied fingers deftly undid them as though long familiar with each turn and twist.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
Few religions have been without these symbolic representations of complex characters.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
They are not organized under the Constitution nor subject to its complex distribution of the powers of government.Problems of Expansion|Whitelaw Reid
British Dictionary definitions for complex
- (of a word) containing at least one bound form
- (of a noun phrase) containing both a lexical noun and an embedded clause, as for example the italicized parts of the following sentence: I didn't know the man who served me
- (of a sentence) formed by subordination of one clause to another