- (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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Examples from the Web for complexly
Staniford complexly raged to see that the anxiety about Hicks had blighted the joy of the day for her.The Lady of the Aroostook|William Dean Howells
These distinctive stories will be found to be complexly interwoven with all the matters discussed in this address.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
When wings are present, the fore-wings are small firm elytra, beneath which the delicate hind-wings are complexly folded.
There are indications, however, that the leaves were large and complexly divided.Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
"So it is," said Mrs. Neff, struggling toward him through a sort of panic of complexly moving groups.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for complexly
- (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