- (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 meat is great out of the oven and gets even better if you let it sit in the fridge for several weeks, up to two months — its taste becomes even more complex.Turn to duck confit for a holiday treat with long-lasting benefits|Mary Beth Albright|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Just in November, 15 people who have spent time in the media conglomerate’s CBS Broadcast Center complex have tested positive, according to emails sent to employees and reviewed by The Washington Post.Despite precautions, CBS headquarters reports 15 coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge|Jeremy Barr|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The game’s story, though, could have revealed more of Hyrule's strange and complex history.‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’: A semi-satisfying new piece of the ‘Zelda’ universe|Harold Goldberg|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Glenn was a complex man from a complex age, far deeper and more interesting than this book suggests.
“Most of our complex brain functions happen in the prefrontal cortex,” says Reichelt.
"So it is," said Mrs. Neff, struggling toward him through a sort of panic of complexly moving groups.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
For a while they had proved fascinating, but a man does not want to have a cartoon, however complexly beautiful, for a wife.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
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
There are indications, however, that the leaves were large and complexly divided.Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
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