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1. Consisting of or marked by only one part or element.
2. Of or relating to a telecommunications system in which only one message can be sent in either direction at one time.
n. pl. sim·plex·es or sim·pli·ces (-plĭ-sēz′)
1. Mathematics A Euclidean geometric spatial element having the minimum number of boundary points, such as a line segment in one-dimensional space, a triangle in two-dimensional space, or a tetrahedron in three-dimensional space.
2. Linguistics A word that has no affixes and is not part of a compound; a simple word.

[Latin, simple; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]


(Telecommunications) permitting the transmission of signals in only one direction in a radio circuit, etc. Compare duplex
n, pl simplexes or simplicia (sɪmˈplɪʃə)
1. (Linguistics) linguistics a simple not a compound word
2. (Mathematics) geometry the most elementary geometric figure in Euclidean space of a given dimension; a line segment in one-dimensional space or a triangle in two-dimensional space
[C16: from Latin: simple, literally: one-fold, from sim- one + plex, from plicāre to fold; compare duplex]


(ˈsɪm plɛks)

1. consisting of or characterized by a single element; simple.
2. of or designating a telecommunications system permitting communication in only one direction at a time.
[1585–95; < Latin: having a single layer, literally, one-fold]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.simplex - allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time; "simplex system"
telecom, telecommunication - (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
unidirectional - operating or moving or allowing movement in one direction only; "a unidirectional flow"; "a unidirectional antenna"; "a unidirectional approach to a problem"
2.simplex - having only one part or element; "a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"
simple - having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"


n (Ling) → Simplex nt
References in classic literature ?
(Porphyrio simplex) was shot near the summit of the mountain, and it was evidently a solitary straggler.
Herpes simplex encephalitis is the commonest type of encephalitis seen in patients both in children and adults and it is treatable disease but if remain untreated or delayed in diagnosis, leads to high morbidity and mortality.1 Hence high degree of suspicion and early diagnosis are mandatory However, atypical presentation may be a cause of delay in diagnosis and treatment and hence may lead to high morbidity and mortality.
The approval of famciclovir for the new indication will benefit patients by providing a new option for treatment of herpes simplex.
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It is also a testament to Simplex's customer credentials, Cisco engagement and digital capabilities.
There are a few published reports including some on the relationship between isotretinoin treatment and herpes simplex infections 2-5.There are a few reports including pseudo tumour cerebri resulting from isotretinoin treatment 6-7.
Individuals with hypotrichosis simplex have a normal amount of hair after birth, but they start losing it in early childhood.
Under a trademark licensing agreement with Xerox Corporation, the Xerox Simplex Combo Scanner will be manufactured and marketed by Visioneer pursuant to Xerox's quality control standards.
Keywords: Herpes simplex encephalitis, limbic encephalitis, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, MR spectroscopy
The partnership combines Simplex's expertise in implementing trading and risk management solutions with Beacon's experience in building cross-asset trading and risk management platforms for industry leaders including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.