\ ˈpleks How to pronounce plex (audio) \
variants: or 'plex

Definition of plex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Definition of -plex (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a figure of a given power googolplex
2 : a building divided into an often specified number of spaces (such as apartments or movie theaters) fourplex multiplex

Examples of plex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ten people were inside the four-plex residential building in the 3900 block of Northeast Garfield Avenue., "Fire in NE Portland leaves 1 hospitalized," 5 July 2019 At Lloyd Center, the empty Sears is set to become a movie plex. Lizzy Acker,, "What is a mall in 2018? How Portland shopping centers change to meet new consumer demands," 7 May 2018 The company plans models using one, two and three containers and a four-plex combining eight containers on two levels. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Want to live in a shipping container? This new Boise company is making container homes," 29 Jan. 2018 A 27-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy, who witnesses identified as father and son, were killed in a fire at a four-plex apartment in Auburn overnight, authorities said. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Auburn apartment fire kills 27-year-old father, 4-year-old son," 20 July 2017 Officers actually missed a chance to remove the firearm from the four-plex when Richard Sommers tried to give it to them during one of their visits on March 9, Cajina said. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Santa Clara: Police accused of mishandling encounter that ended in 24-year-old’s death," 18 Mar. 2017 The encounter was the culmination of at least three visits by officers that day to the four-plex Geney shared with his parents on Deborah Drive. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Loved ones of man slain by Santa Clara officer rally for answers," 10 May 2017 Her mortgage was $580 and her tenant in the back paid $550, allowing her to save money and buy her next property, a four-plex on Thalia Street for $12,000. Richard A. Webster,, "18 years in Central City: An education in violence, drugs, isolation and hope," 27 June 2017 Riley said the company plans to demolish the home that’s there and replace it with three four-plex buildings. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Apartments planned near Overland and Five Mile in West Boise," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of plex


1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plex

Noun combining form

partly from Latin -plex (as in duplex); partly from complex

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“Plex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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