Meaning of SIMPLEX in English

I. ˈsimˌpleks adjective

Etymology: Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple

1. : simple , single


a. : having one representative of a given dominant gene — used especially of an autotetraploid; compare duplex 2

b. : having the gametic or haploid number of chromosomes

3. : allowing telecommunication in only one direction at a time

simplex system

— compare duplex 3

II. noun

( -es )

1. or plural sim·pli·ces -_pləˌsēz or sim·pli·cia simˈplish(ē)ə : a simple word — contrasted with complex

2. : a method of telecommunication employing only one direction of transmission at any one time

3. : a spatial configuration of n -dimensions determined by n + 1 points in a space of dimension equal to or greater than n

III. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-es )

: to make simplex

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