simplex

adjective
sim·​plex | \ ˈsim-ˌpleks How to pronounce simplex (audio) \

Definition of simplex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : simple, single
2 : allowing telecommunication in only one direction a simplex system

simplex

noun
plural simplexes

Definition of simplex (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or plural simplices\ ˈsim-​plə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce simplex (audio) \ or simplicia\ sim-​ˈpli-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce simplex (audio) \ : a simple word
2 : a spatial configuration of n dimensions determined by n + 1 points in a space of dimension equal to or greater than n a triangle together with its interior determined by its three vertices is a two-dimensional simplex in the plane or any space of higher dimension

First Known Use of simplex

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for simplex

Adjective

Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple

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The first known use of simplex was in the 14th century

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“Simplex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simplex. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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