Complexity
Complexity Com*plex"i*ty, n.; pl. {Complexities}. [Cf. F. complexit['e].] 1. The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement. [1913 Webster]

The objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is complex; intricacy; complication. [1913 Webster]

Many-corridored complexities Of Arthur's palace. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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