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simplex

[ sim-pleks ]

adjective

  1. simple; consisting of or characterized by a single element.
  2. 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, -pl, uh, -sees].
  1. 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.
  2. an apartment having all the rooms on one floor.

simplex

/ ˈsɪmplɛks /

adjective

  1. See duplex
    permitting the transmission of signals in only one direction in a radio circuit, etc Compare duplex


noun

  1. linguistics a simple not a compound word
  2. 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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of simplex1

1585–95; < Latin: having a single layer, literally, one-fold, equivalent to sim-, base meaning “one” (akin to similis similar, Greek hén (neuter) one, homós same ( homo- ), English same ) + -plex -plex

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Word History and Origins

Origin of simplex1

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

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Example Sentences

Her autopsy report says she died from a “disseminated herpes simplex type 1 infection” or a catastrophic herpes infection.

My simplex animation game is weak, so sticking with tetrahedra for now.

All these particles live at the corners of the double simplex.

Elminius Kingii and modestus, on the one hand, are closely allied together, as are E. simplex and plicatus on the other hand.

This variety was formerly thought to be a distinct disease, and was described under the name of impetigo simplex.

Ichthyosis simplex and ichthyosis hystrix, terms commonly employed to designate the mild and severe forms respectively.

Simplex telegraph circuits are made from metallic circuit telephone lines, as shown in Fig. 465.

A simplex arrangement even more simple substitutes impedance coils for the repeating coils of Fig. 465.

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