# simplex

[ sim-pleks ]

/ ˈsɪm plɛks /

### adjective

simple; consisting of or characterized by a single element.

pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system permitting communication in only one direction at a time.

### noun, plural sim·plex·es, sim·pli·ces [sim-pluh-sees] /ˈsɪm pləˌsis/.

Mathematics. a basic geometric element in a Euclidean space, being a line segment in one dimension, a triangle in two dimensions, a tetrahedron in three dimensions, and so on: used in topology and linear programming.

an apartment having all the rooms on one floor.

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## British Dictionary definitions for simplex

simplex

/ (ˈsɪmplɛks) /

### adjective

permitting the transmission of signals in only one direction in a radio circuit, etcCompare duplex

### noun

linguistics a simple not a compound word

geometry the most elementary geometric figure in Euclidean space of a given dimension; a line segment in one-dimensional space or a triangle in two-dimensional space

## Word Origin for simplex

C16: from Latin: simple, literally: one-fold, from sim- one + plex, from plicāre to fold; compare duplex

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