Complex Com"plex (k[o^]m"pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com- + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See {Plait}, n.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea. [1913 Webster]

Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put together, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude, a man, an army, the universe. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate. [1913 Webster]

When the actual motions of the heavens are calculated in the best possible way, the process is difficult and complex. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

{Complex fraction}. See {Fraction}.

{Complex number} (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an expression of the form a + b[root]-1, when a and b are ordinary integers.

Syn: See {Intricate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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