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plex

noun \ˈpleks\

Definition of plex



1985

First Known Use of plex

1985

Variants of plex

or 'plex \ˈpleks\

-plex

noun combining form

Definition of -plex

  1. 1 :  a figure of a given power <googolplex>

  2. 2 :  a building divided into an often specified number of spaces (as apartments or movie theaters) <fourplex> <multiplex>



Origin of -plex

partly from Latin -plex (as in duplex); partly from complex


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