complex

complex
com•plex
adj., v. [[t]kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks[/t]] n. [[t]ˈkɒm plɛks[/t]] adj.
1) composed of many interconnected parts; compound; composite:
a complex system[/ex]
2) characterized by a complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units, etc.:
complex machinery[/ex]
3) so complicated or intricate as to be hard to understand or deal with:
a complex problem[/ex]
4) gram. (of a word) consisting of two or more parts, at least one of which is a bound form, as childish, which consists of the word child and the bound form
-ish[/ex]
5) math. pertaining to or using complex numbers:
complex methods; complex vector space[/ex]
6) an often intricate or complicated association or assemblage of related things, parts, units, etc., forming a whole:
an apartment complex[/ex]
7) psl prs a cluster of interrelated, emotion-charged ideas, desires, and impulses that may be wholly or partly suppressed but influence attitudes, associations, and behavior
8) an obsessive notion or concern
9) chem.
Also called coordination compound a chemical compound in which independently existing molecules or ions of a nonmetal form coordinate bonds with a metal atom or ion. Compare ligand 2)
10) biochem. an entity composed of molecules in which the constituents maintain much of their chemical identity:
receptor-hormone complex[/ex]
11) biochem. chem. Chem. to form a complex with
12) biochem. chem. Chem. to form a complex
Etymology: 1645–55; (adj.) < L complexus, ptp. of complectī, complectere to embrace, encompass, include com•plex′ly, adv. com•plex′ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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