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.

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Origin and Etymology of complexity

see 2complex


COMPLEXITY Defined for English Language Learners

complexity

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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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