complexity

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

Definition of complexity

plural

complexities

  1. 1 :  something complex the complexities of the murder trial

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being complex the complexity of the contract

Examples of complexity in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of complexity

see 2complex


First Known Use: 1661


COMPLEXITY Defined for English Language Learners

complexity

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

Definition of complexity for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COMPLEXITY Defined for Kids

complexity

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noun com·plex·i·ty \kəm-ˈplek-sə-tē\

Definition of complexity for Students

plural

complexities

  1. 1 :  the quality or condition of being difficult to understand or of lacking simplicity the complexity of a problem

  2. 2 :  something difficult to understand or lacking simplicity the complexities of business



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