Meaning of COMPLEX in English

COMPLEX

I.

noun

1 set of buildings

ADJECTIVE

▪ huge , large , vast

▪ entertainment , holiday ( BrE ), leisure , shopping , sports

▪ apartment ( AmE ), factory , hospital , housing , museum , office

▪ industrial , military

VERB + COMPLEX

▪ build

2 mental/emotional problem

ADJECTIVE

▪ real , terrible

▪ inferiority , superiority

▪ castration , guilt , Oedipus , persecution

VERB + COMPLEX

▪ have , suffer from

▪ develop , get

Don't nag him about his handwriting or he'll get a ~.

▪ give sb

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

She has a ~ about her big ears.

II.

adj.

VERBS

▪ be , look , seem , sound

▪ become

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ enormously , exceedingly , extraordinarily , highly , hugely , immensely , incredibly , infinitely

This is a highly ~ matter.

▪ especially , exceptionally , particularly

▪ increasingly

▪ relatively

▪ surprisingly

▪ unnecessarily

▪ technically

technically ~ surgery

Complex is used with these nouns: ↑ area , ↑ arrangement , ↑ array , ↑ calculation , ↑ carbohydrate , ↑ chain , ↑ character , ↑ concept , ↑ construction , ↑ creature , ↑ design , ↑ detail , ↑ device , ↑ division , ↑ emergency , ↑ emotion , ↑ equation , ↑ explanation , ↑ flavour , ↑ form , ↑ formula , ↑ fraud , ↑ hierarchy , ↑ idea , ↑ instruction , ↑ interaction , ↑ issue , ↑ legislation , ↑ litigation , ↑ machinery , ↑ manoeuvre , ↑ matter , ↑ maze , ↑ mechanics , ↑ mechanism , ↑ melody , ↑ mix , ↑ mixture , ↑ molecule , ↑ narrative , ↑ nature , ↑ negotiation , ↑ network , ↑ number , ↑ organism , ↑ pattern , ↑ personality , ↑ phenomenon , ↑ picture , ↑ plot , ↑ problem , ↑ procedure , ↑ process , ↑ question , ↑ reality , ↑ relation , ↑ relationship , ↑ rhythm , ↑ sentence , ↑ sequence , ↑ series , ↑ set , ↑ shape , ↑ situation , ↑ society , ↑ story , ↑ structure , ↑ subject , ↑ sugar , ↑ system , ↑ tangle , ↑ task , ↑ technology , ↑ topic , ↑ undertaking , ↑ variation , ↑ version , ↑ web , ↑ whole , ↑ workings

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