- (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)
SYNONYMS FOR complex
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Example sentences from the Web for complex
The largely self-contained world of the apartment complex feeds into a school district in Elmhurst, a more affluent city just south of Bensenville.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
They’re simple pieces of engineering that solve sometimes complex problems affecting human eyes, allowing wearers to take in the beauty of the natural world.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
The future will include algorithms that teach computers how to better understand more complex data.
One of the challenges of science is understanding complex relationships among large numbers of uncontrolled variables.
Bond issuance, for instance, is both complex and slow enough that it doesn’t make sense below a certain amount.The era of Central Bank Coins is upon us. Here’s why.|dzanemorris|November 11, 2020|Fortune
A simple proposition consisting of three words, and a complexed one, not ordinarily short of five.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne|Thomas Browne
For a long moment he considered, for no words seemed effectual to deliver his complexed mind.The Unknown Sea|Clemence Housman
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