Meaning of COMPLEX in English


I. noun Etymology: Late Latin ~us totality, from Latin, embrace, from complecti Date: 1643 a whole made up of complicated or interrelated parts , 2. a group of culture traits relating to a single activity (as hunting), process (as use of flint), or culture unit, b. a group of repressed desires and memories that exerts a dominating influence upon the personality, an exaggerated reaction to or preoccupation with a subject or situation, a group of obviously related units of which the degree and nature of the relationship is imperfectly known, the sum of factors (as symptoms) characterizing a disease or condition, a chemical association of two or more species (as ions or molecules) joined usually by weak electrostatic bonds rather than covalent bonds, a building or group of buildings housing related units , II. adjective see: ply Date: 1645 1. composed of two or more parts ; composite , b. having a bound form as one or more of its immediate constituents , consisting of a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses, hard to separate, analyze, or solve, of, concerned with, being, or containing ~ numbers , ~ly adverb ~ness noun Synonyms: see: ~ III. transitive verb Date: 1658 to make ~ or into a ~, chelate , ~ation noun

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