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adjective com·pli·cat·ed \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd\

Definition of complicated

  1. 1 :  consisting of parts intricately combined a complicated recipe complicated machinery

  2. 2 :  difficult to analyze, understand, or explain a complicated issue his absurdly complicated life

complicatedly

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complicatedness

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Examples of complicated in a sentence

  1. The game's rules are too complicated.

  2. The machine has a complicated design.

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Origin and Etymology of complicated

see 1complicate


First Known Use: 1656

Synonym Discussion of complicated

complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty mean having confusingly interrelated parts. complex suggests the unavoidable result of a necessary combining and does not imply a fault or failure. a complex recipe complicated applies to what offers great difficulty in understanding, solving, or explaining. complicated legal procedures intricate suggests such interlacing of parts as to make it nearly impossible to follow or grasp them separately. an intricate web of deceit involved implies extreme complication and often disorder. a rambling, involved explanation knotty suggests complication and entanglement that make solution or understanding improbable. knotty ethical questions

COMPLICATED Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective com·pli·cat·ed \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd\

Definition of complicated for English Language Learners

  • : hard to understand, explain, or deal with : having many parts or steps


COMPLICATED Defined for Kids

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adjective com·pli·cat·ed \ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd\

Definition of complicated for Students

  1. :  difficult to understand or explain complicated rules


Medical Dictionary

complicated

adjective com·pli·cat·ed

Medical Definition of complicated

  1. of a bone fracture :  characterized by injury to nearby parts



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