Definition of complexity
1 : something complex the complexities of the murder trial
2 : the quality or state of being complex the complexity of the contract
Examples of complexity in a sentence
He was impressed by the complexity of the music.
The diagram illustrates the complexity of the cell's structure.
He doesn't grasp the complexity of the situation.
Origin and Etymology of complexity
First Known Use: 1661
COMPLEXITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of complexity for Students
1 : the quality or condition of being difficult to understand or of lacking simplicity the complexity of a problem
2 : something difficult to understand or lacking simplicity the complexities of business
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