intricacy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1602 1. the quality or state of being intricate 2. something intricate <
the intricacies of a plot
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  • Intricacy — In tri*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Intricacies}. [From {Intricate}.] The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intricacy — index complex (entanglement), complication, entanglement (confusion), involution, predicament Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • intricacy — c.1600, from INTRICATE (Cf. intricate) + ACY (Cf. acy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intricacy — ► NOUN (pl. intricacies) 1) the quality of being intricate. 2) (intricacies) details …   English terms dictionary

  • intricacy — [in′tri kə sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being intricate; complexity 2. pl. intricacies something intricate; involved matter, proceeding, etc …   English World dictionary

  • intricacy — UK [ˈɪntrɪkəsɪ] / US noun Word forms intricacy : singular intricacy plural intricacies 1) intricacies [plural] the complicated parts or details of something such as a system or problem intricacy of: She was familiar with the intricacies of… …   English dictionary

  • intricacy — in|tri|ca|cy [ ıntrıkəsi ] noun 1. ) intricacies plural the complicated parts or details of something such as a system or problem: intricacy of: She was familiar with the intricacies of international law. 2. ) uncount a complicated and detailed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intricacy — [[t]ɪ̱ntrɪkəsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N of n Intricacy is the state of being made up of many small parts or details. Garments are priced from $100 to several thousand dollars, depending on the intricacy of the work. Syn: complexity …   English dictionary

  • intricacy — noun VERB + INTRICACY ▪ comprehend, grasp, learn, master, understand, unravel ▪ I ve never mastered the intricacies of ballroom dancing. PHRASES …   Collocations dictionary

  • intricacy — in|tri|ca|cy [ˈıntrıkəsi] n plural intricacies 1.) the intricacies of sth the complicated details of something ▪ the intricacies of private banking 2.) [U] the state of containing a large number of parts or details ▪ designs of amazing intricacy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intricacy — noun 1 (countable usually plural) one of the small parts or details that together form a pattern, system, method etc: the intricacies of: I still haven t mastered the intricacies of the filing system. 2 (U) the state of containing a large number… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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