intricacy


in·tri·ca·cy

noun \ˈin-tri-kə-sē\

: the quality or state of being complex or having many parts : the quality or state of being intricate

: something that is complex or detailed : something intricate

plural in·tri·ca·cies

Full Definition of INTRICACY

1
:  the quality or state of being intricate
2
:  something intricate <the intricacies of a plot>

Examples of INTRICACY

  1. She admired the composition for its beauty and intricacy.
  2. I had trouble following all the intricacies in the plot.
  3. the intricacies of English grammar

First Known Use of INTRICACY

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