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English adjective: complex

1. complex complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts


SamplesA complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody.
A complex mass of diverse laws and customs.


Similaranalyzable, Byzantine, colonial, complicated, composite, compound, compound, convoluted, daedal, decomposable, Gordian, interlacing, interlinking, interlocking, interwoven, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, mazy, multifactorial, multiplex, tangled, thickening, tortuous


See alsocompound, difficult, hard


Attributecomplexity, complexness


Antonymssimple


English noun: complex

1. complex (cognition) a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts


SamplesThe complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town.


Synonymscomposite


Broader (hypernym)whole


Narrower (hyponym)hybrid, syndrome

2. complex (substance) a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated


Synonymscoordination compound


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Narrower (hyponym)hydrochloride

3. complex (feeling) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)Electra complex, inferiority complex, Oedipal complex, Oedipus complex


Domain categoryanalysis, depth psychology, psychoanalysis

4. complex (artifact) a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures


Synonymsbuilding complex


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)college, industrial plant, plant, ribbon development, works









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