[ kom-pli-key-tid ]
/ ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd /
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composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.
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Origin of complicated
First recorded in 1640–50; complicate + -ed2
OTHER WORDS FROM complicatedcom·pli·cat·ed·ly, adverbcom·pli·cat·ed·ness, nounun·com·pli·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use complicated in a sentence
I have my suspicions of these simply complicated and complicatedly simple women.
She's one of the most simply complicated and complicatedly simple women that I ever met.
So it went—a service complicatedly simple, if I may so express it.With the Doughboy in France|Edward Hungerford
This house is built about as complicatedly as a packing-box!The Diamond Pin|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for complicated
/ (ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd) /
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
Derived forms of complicatedcomplicatedly, adverbcomplicatedness, noun
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