complexity

[ kuhm-plek-si-tee ]
/ kəmˈplɛk sɪ ti /

noun, plural com·plex·i·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being complex; intricacy: the complexity of urban life.
something complex: the complexities of foreign policy.

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Origin of complexity

First recorded in 1715–25; complex + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM complexity

in·ter·com·plex·i·ty, noun, plural in·ter·com·plex·i·ties.o·ver·com·plex·i·ty, nounsu·per·com·plex·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·com·plex·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for complexity

complexity
/ (kəmˈplɛksɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being intricate or complex
something intricate or complex; complication
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