complicacy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: 2complicate Date: circa 1828 1. the quality or state of being complicated 2. something that is complicated

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  • Complicacy — Com pli*ca*cy, n. A state of being complicate or intricate. Mitford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complicacy — [käm′pli kə sē] n. 1. the condition or quality of being complicated 2. pl. complicacies anything complicated; complication …   English World dictionary

  • complicacy — ˈkämplə̇kəsē, lēk , si noun ( es) Etymology: from complicate, adjective, after such pairs as English confederate: confederacy 1. : the quality or state of being complicated the complicacy of his subject matter 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • complicacy — /kom pli keuh see/, n., pl. complicacies for 2. 1. the state of being complicated; complicatedness. 2. a complication: the numerous complicacies of travel in such a remote country. [1820 30; COMPLIC(ATE) + ACY, modeled on such pairs as… …   Universalium

  • complicacy — noun a) The state of being complex; entanglement. b) That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication. Syn: complexity …   Wiktionary

  • complicacy — com·pli·ca·cy || kÉ’mplɪkÉ™sɪ n. complication; state of being complicated or intricate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • complicacy — com·pli·ca·cy …   English syllables

  • complicacy — com•pli•ca•cy [[t]ˈkɒm plɪ kə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) the state of being complicated; complicatedness 2) a complication • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • complicacy — /ˈkɒmpləkəsi/ (say kompluhkuhsee) noun (plural complicacies) 1. a complicated state. 2. a complication …   Australian English dictionary

  • complexity — noun /kəmˈplɛk.sɪ.ti/ a) The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement. b) That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication. Syn: complicacy Ant …   Wiktionary

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