intricacy


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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
References in classic literature ?
For, with but a bit of broken sea-shell or a shark's tooth, that miraculous intricacy of wooden net-work has been achieved; and it has cost steady years of steady application.
THE erection of a new government, whatever care or wisdom may distinguish the work, cannot fail to originate questions of intricacy and nicety; and these may, in a particular manner, be expected to flow from the establishment of a constitution founded upon the total or partial incorporation of a number of distinct sovereignties.
This was the party of the elders, reasonable men experienced and capable in state affairs, who, without sharing any of those conflicting opinions, were able to take a detached view of what was going on at the staff at headquarters and to consider means of escape from this muddle, indecision, intricacy, and weakness.
For many minutes the intricacy of the route admitted of no further dialogue; after which they emerged from the broad border of underbrush which grew along the line of the highway, and entered under the high but dark arches of the forest.
In the way of furniture, there were two tables: one, constructed with perplexing intricacy and exhibiting as many feet as a centipede; the other, most delicately wrought, with four long and slender legs, so apparently frail that it was almost incredible what a length of time the ancient tea-table had stood upon them.
Hundreds of broad-headed, short-stemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious green sward; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of silvan solitude.
'I love the idea of elegance and intricacy, but whether it's in a piece of clothing or a fragrance, the intricacy must appear as simplicity,' says Herrera, who has elevated the white shirt into the quintessential piece it is today.
Her characters are explored in full, their landscapes lively and almost tangible in their realism, their plots touching on not just the present but also the past of the story's world, like feature-length films in their intricacy.
Without stability in her recent relationship, Sabrena received a visit which will immediately change the entirety of her perspective and understanding of the every intricacy of her own mind, her life, and her entirety.
Reviewing Dole-Recio's first solo exhibition in these pages, Bruce Hainley noted that "part of her project is a downshift in the acceleration of vision." While the works here are still marked by an intricacy that demands sustained, patient looking, this deceleration is also complicated by Dole-Recio's strategic new use of the diagonal (which, as any graphic designer will tell you, speeds up vision).
Its new Profile-Master M in-line profile gauge uses one to four single-camera modules, depending on the intricacy of the shape.
63 Sometimes by competition with itself, ornament when acting in a critical vacuum, becomes overripe, creating decorative nightmares of intricacy or overblown pustular monsters.