Meaning of COMPLEX in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmpleks ]
The adjective is pronounced /kəmpleks/ in American English.
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Something that is complex has many different parts, and is therefore often difficult to understand.
...in-depth coverage of today’s complex issues.
...a complex system of voting.
...her complex personality.
In grammar, a complex sentence contains one or more subordinate clauses as well as a main clause. Compare compound .
ADJ : ADJ n
A complex is a group of buildings designed for a particular purpose, or one large building divided into several smaller areas.
...plans for constructing a new stadium and leisure complex.
...a complex of offices and flats.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
If someone has a complex about something, they have a mental or emotional problem relating to it, often because of an unpleasant experience in the past.
I have never had a complex about my height.
...a deranged attacker, driven by a persecution complex.
see also guilt complex , inferiority complex
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006