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com·pli·cat·ed

 (kŏm′plĭ-kā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Containing intricately combined or involved parts. See Synonyms at complex.
2. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate: a complicated personality.

com′pli·cat′ed·ly adv.
com′pli·cat′ed·ness n.

complicated

(ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
ˈcompliˌcatedly adv
ˈcompliˌcatedness n

com•pli•cat•ed

(ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus.
2. difficult to analyze, understand, or explain: a complicated problem.
[1640–50]
com′pli•cat`ed•ly, adv.
com′pli•cat`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.complicated - difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated problem"; "complicated Middle East politics"
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

complicated

adjective
1. involved, difficult, puzzling, troublesome, problematic, perplexing The situation in Lebanon is very complicated.
involved simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, uninvolved

complicated

adjective
1. Complexly detailed:
2. Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
Translations
komplikovanýsložitý
kompliceretindviklet
monimutkainensekava
kompliciran
flókinn
複雑な
복잡한
komplikovaný
zapleten
komplicerad
ยากที่จะเข้าใจ
phức tạp

complicated

[ˈkɒmplɪkeɪtɪd] adjcompliqué(e)

complicated

adjkompliziert

complicated

[ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd] adjcomplicato/a, complesso/a

complicate

(ˈkomplikeit) verb
to make difficult. His illness will complicate matters.
ˈcomplicated adjective
(negative uncomplicated) difficult to understand. complicated instructions.
ˌcompliˈcation noun
1. something making a situation etc more difficult. Taking the dog with us on holiday will be an added complication.
2. a development (in an illness etc) which makes things worse.

complicated

مُعَقَّد komplikovaný kompliceret kompliziert πολύπλοκος complicado monimutkainen compliqué kompliciran complicato 複雑な 복잡한 ingewikkeld komplisert skomplikowany complicado сложный komplicerad ยากที่จะเข้าใจ karışık phức tạp 复杂的
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