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in·tri·ca·cy

 (ĭn′trĭ-kə-sē)
n. pl. in·tri·ca·cies
1. The condition or quality of being intricate; complexity.
2. Something intricate: the intricacies of a census form.

in•tri•ca•cy

(ˈɪn trɪ kə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. intricate character or state.
2. an intricate part, action, etc.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intricacy - marked by elaborately complex detail
complexity, complexness - the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

intricacy

noun complexity, involvement, complication, elaborateness, obscurity, entanglement, convolutions, involution, intricateness, knottiness Garments are priced according to the intricacy of the work.

intricacy

noun
Something complex:
Translations
تَعْقيد، شَيء مُعَقَّد
složitost
detaljerigdomindviklethed
flækja, flókiî atriîi
karmaşıklık

intricacy

[ˈɪntrɪkəsɪ] N [of pattern, design, machinery] → lo intrincado, complejidad f; [of plot, problem] → complejidad f
the intricacies of the lawlos entresijos de la ley

intricacy

[ˈɪntrɪkəsi] n [pattern, work] → complexité f

intricacy

nKompliziertheit f; (= intricate part: of law, chess etc) → Feinheit f; the intricacies of the jobdie Feinheiten der Arbeit

intricacy

[ɪntrɪkəsɪ] ncomplessità f inv

intricate

(ˈintrikət) adjective
complicated. an intricate knitting pattern; intricate details.
ˈintricately adverb
ˈintricacyplural ˈintricacies noun
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Bred up from boyhood in the Custom-House, it was his proper field of activity; and the many intricacies of business, so harassing to the interloper, presented themselves before him with the regularity of a perfectly comprehended system.
The edges of these bones are fringed with hairy fibres, through which the Right Whale strains the water, and in whose intricacies he retains the small fish, when open-mouthed he goes through the seas of brit in feeding time.
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
A course to follow in this matter has presented itself to my mind since I received your letter, but my ignorance of details of business and intricacies of law leaves me still uncertain whether my idea is capable of ready and certain execution.
Pursuing the narrow intricacies of the streets which at that time tended westward near the Middlesex shore of the river, my readiest access to the Temple was close by the river-side, through Whitefriars.
How fully hast thou satisfi'd mee, pure Intelligence of Heav'n, Angel serene, And freed from intricacies, taught to live, The easiest way, nor with perplexing thoughts To interrupt the sweet of Life, from which God hath bid dwell farr off all anxious cares, And not molest us, unless we our selves Seek them with wandring thoughts, and notions vaine.
There he stopped, feeling afraid to turn round, and his eyes fixed themselves on the intricacies of the pattern before him.
We had a dispute with our guides, who though they had bargained to conduct us for an ounce of gold, yet when they saw us so entangled in the intricacies of the wood that we could not possibly get out without their direction, demanded seven ounces of gold, a mule, and a little tent which we had; after a long dispute we were forced to come to their terms.
I was aware, however, that his very ancient family had been noted, time out of mind, for a peculiar sensibility of temperament, displaying itself, through long ages, in many works of exalted art, and manifested, of late, in repeated deeds of munificent yet unobtrusive charity, as well as in a passionate devotion to the intricacies, perhaps even more than to the orthodox and easily recognisable beauties of musical science.
I had by this time mastered the intricacies of walking under Martian conditions, and quickly responding to his command I advanced to the side of the incubator where the warriors stood.
Meriem had progressed rapidly with the intricacies of the English language, for Bwana and My Dear had persistently refused to speak Arabic from the time they had decided that Meriem must learn English, which had been a day or two after her introduction into their home.
No, it seems our development and our consciousness must go further to understand all the intricacies of this pleasure.