noun com·plex·i·ty \kəm-ˈplek-sə-tē, käm-\

: the quality or state of not being simple : the quality or state of being complex

: a part of something that is complicated or hard to understand

plural com·plex·i·ties

Full Definition of COMPLEXITY

:  something complex
:  the quality or state of being complex

Examples of COMPLEXITY

  1. He was impressed by the complexity of the music.
  2. The diagram illustrates the complexity of the cell's structure.
  3. He doesn't grasp the complexity of the situation.

First Known Use of COMPLEXITY


Rhymes with COMPLEXITY


Next Word in the Dictionary: complexity theoryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: complexionlessAll Words Near: complexity
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears