- (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)
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Example sentences from the Web for complex
Algorithms can become complex as they gather lots of data from different sources to reach one or more solutions.
For digital marketers, the demand-side platform is an increasingly complex space.Q&A: How marketers can keep pace in the DSP features race|Nexstar|November 12, 2020|Digiday
Perhaps future studies of human connection to nature will focus not only on basics like visual perception but on complex feelings like grief.
Authorities have been trying to find her since her car was left in the parking lot of her apartment complex, the sheriff’s office said.Man charged in Loudoun woman’s 2011 disappearance, sheriff’s office says|Martin Weil|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Maybe another worker who is infected in the same complex infected both the workers and touched the fish.The U.S. has absolutely no control over the coronavirus. China is on top of the tiniest risks.|Chris Mooney, Gerry Shih|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
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