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com·plex·i·ty

 (kəm-plĕk′sĭ-tē)
n. pl. com·plex·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being complex.
2. One of the components of something complex: a maze of bureaucratic and legalistic complexities.
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complexity

(kəmˈplɛksɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being intricate or complex
2. something intricate or complex; complication
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com•plex•i•ty

(kəmˈplɛk sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being complex; intricacy: the complexity of urban life.
2. something complex: the complexities of foreign policy.
[1715–25]
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Complexity

 

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  1. (He was) as complex as the double helix and sometimes as simple as a Paramecium —Mike Sommer
  2. As complicated and unavailing as a cut-out paper snowflake —Eudora Welty
  3. As complicated as a full-bore, rollicking infidelity right in their own homes —Richard Ford
  4. As complicated as the flush valve on a water closet —Anon
  5. [A family’s history] convoluted as a Greek drama —Gail Godwin
  6. (Character is as) detailed, as intricately woven as the intricate Oriental carpets and brocades in Freud’s office —Vincent Canby, New York Times, September 24, 1986

    The Oriental carpet and brocade comparison was particularly apt for Canby’s review of Nineteen-Nineteen, a movie about two Freud patients, with many scenes in Freud’s heavily carpeted Vienna office.

  7. The detail was astonishing, like the circuits on a computer chip —James Morrow
  8. (By marriage she had to assume a whole new family of blood kin) elaborate as a graph —George Garrett
  9. (Their relationship seemed as) intricate as a DNA blueprint —Joseph Wambaugh
  10. To say Freud was complex is like saying Tolstoy could write —Anon
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.complexity - the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
elaborateness, intricacy, involution, elaboration - marked by elaborately complex detail
tapestry - something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs; "the tapestry of European history"
trickiness - the quality of requiring skill or caution; "these puzzles are famous for their trickiness"
simplicity, simpleness - the quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity of a crystal"
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complexity

noun complication, involvement, intricacy, entanglement, convolution a diplomatic problem of great complexity
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complexity

noun
Something complex:
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Translations
تعقيدتَعْقيدشَيء مُعَقَّد
complexitat
složitostkomplexnost
indviklethedkompleksitetkompleks tilstandindviklet tilstand
keerukuskeerulisus
hankaluusmonimutkaisuusmutkikkuusongelmavaikeus
מורכבות
bonyodalombonyolultságkomplikációösszetett volta
flókiî málmargbrotiî eîli
複雑さ
painumassudėtingumas
komplicētībasarežģītība
zawiłośćzłożoność
complexitate
zapletenostzložitosť
zapletenost
komplikationkrånglighet
karmaşıklıkkarmaşıkkarmaşık şey

complexity

[kəmˈpleksɪtɪ] Ncomplejidad f, lo complejo
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complexity

[kəmˈplɛksɪti]
n (= difficult nature) [problem] → complexité f
complexities npl (= problems) [life] → complications f
legal complexities → complexités fpl juridiques
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complexity

nKomplexität f; (of person, mind, issue, question, problem, poem also)Vielschichtigkeit f; (of theory, task, system also, machine, pattern)Differenziertheit f, → Kompliziertheit f
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complexity

[kəmˈplɛksɪtɪ] ncomplessità f inv
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complex

(ˈkompleks) , ((American) kəmˈpleks) adjective
1. composed of many parts. a complex piece of machinery.
2. complicated or difficult. a complex problem.
(ˈkompleks) noun
1. something made up of many different pieces. The leisure complex will include a swimming-pool, tennis courts, a library etc.
2. (often used loosely) an abnormal mental state caused by experiences in one's past which affect one's behaviour. She has a complex about her weight; inferiority complex.
complexity (kəmˈpleksəti) plural comˈplexities noun
1. the quality of being complex.
2. something complex.
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Complexity assessments also exhibit association bias, expressed by one manager as, "My project will always be more complex than yours." The complexities identified by managers in our study tied in closely with their roles and responsibilities.
Enough reason to constantly address the question, "What is complexity really?" and "What constitutes good complexity management?" These questions and many more are answered in "Complexity Management: The Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step." The book provides a comprehensive collection of topics dealing with root causes of complexity issues and proven solutions implemented to manage these complexities.
Science is all about finding simplicity amid subtleties and complexities.
A community's members have two fundamental choices for dealing with complexity (in other words, for adapting to the complexities of their environment).
The Cumulative Complexity (CC) of ontology in the 7DO model is calculated as an arithmetic mean of dimensions' complexities:
On concepts of complexities and its meaning in research.
Xu points out that "The complexities of the stamping process can be grouped into six categories: Four "mores," one "changing," and one "uneven." By which he means more part shapes, forming operations, sheet metals and grades, and stamping variables; changes within the "mores" during operation; and relative unevenness "because metal flow during forming processes is a non-steady process." Add to that his observation: "In addition to the general complexity of the stamping process ...
* Retain the flail step-up in basis to fair market value for inherited assets and avoid the complexities of carryover basis.
Increasing complexities in regulation, technology, the marketplace--nearly everywhere we turn--practically demand that we seek expertise in specific areas to ensure business vitality.
Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.