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1simplex

adjective sim·plex \ˈsim-ˌpleks\

Definition of SIMPLEX

1
:  simple, single
2
:  allowing telecommunication in only one direction <a simplex system>

Origin of SIMPLEX

Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple
First Known Use: 1594

2simplex

noun
plural sim·plex·es

Definition of SIMPLEX

1
or plural sim·pli·ces \-plə-ˌsēz\ or sim·pli·cia \sim-ˈpli-sh(ē-)ə\ :  a simple word
2
:  a spatial configuration of n dimensions determined by n + 1 points in a space of dimension equal to or greater than n <a triangle together with its interior determined by its three vertices is a two-dimensional simplex in the plane or any space of higher dimension>

First Known Use of SIMPLEX

1892

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