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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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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.
No, it seems our development and our consciousness must go further to understand all the intricacies of this pleasure.
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.
Who am I that I should seek to unravel the mysterious intricacies of sex?
Jingling and clattering, till distance rendered its noise inaudible, and its rapid progress only perceptible to the eye, the vehicle wound its way along the road, almost hidden in a cloud of dust: now wholly disappearing, and now becoming visible again, as intervening objects, or the intricacies of the way, permitted.
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.
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.
To do so with any prospect of success, it was necessary that I should have at least two hours start before the islanders should discover my absence; for with such facility was any alarm spread through the valley, and so familiar, of course, were the inhabitants with the intricacies of the groves, that I could not hope, lame and feeble as I was, and ignorant of the route, to secure my escape unless I had this advantage.
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.
It was Hegan who guided Daylight through the intricacies of modern politics, labor organization, and commercial and corporation law.
Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.
Bulstrode, losing her clew in the intricacies of the subject.