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complicated

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adjective com·pli·cat·ed \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd\

Simple Definition of complicated

  • : hard to understand, explain, or deal with : having many parts or steps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of complicated

  1. 1 :  consisting of parts intricately combined <a complicated recipe>

  2. 2 :  difficult to analyze, understand, or explain <a complicated issue>

complicatedly adverb
complicatedness noun

Examples of complicated in a sentence

  1. The game's rules are too complicated.

  2. The machine has a complicated design.



1656

First Known Use of complicated

1656

Synonym Discussion of complicated

complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty mean having confusingly interrelated parts. complex suggests the unavoidable result of a necessary combining and does not imply a fault or failure <a complex recipe>. complicated applies to what offers great difficulty in understanding, solving, or explaining <complicated legal procedures>. intricate suggests such interlacing of parts as to make it nearly impossible to follow or grasp them separately <an intricate web of deceit>. involved implies extreme complication and often disorder <a rambling, involved explanation>. knotty suggests complication and entanglement that make solution or understanding improbable <knotty ethical questions>.

COMPLICATED Defined for Kids

complicated

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adjective com·pli·cat·ed \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd\

Definition of complicated for Students

  1. :  difficult to understand or explain <complicated rules>




Medical Dictionary

complicated

adjective com·pli·cat·ed

Medical Definition of complicated

  1. of a bone fracture :  characterized by injury to nearby parts





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