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English noun: complication

1. complication (act) the act or process of complicating

Broader (hypernym)hinderance, hindrance, interference

2. complication (state) a situation or condition that is complex or confused

SamplesHer coming was a serious complication.

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

3. complication (state) any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease

SamplesBed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis.

Broader (hypernym)disease

4. complication (event) a development that complicates a situation

SamplesThe court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications.


Broader (hypernym)development

5. complication (attribute) puzzling complexity

Synonymscomplicatedness, knottiness, tortuousness

Broader (hypernym)complexity, complexness

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