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simplex

adjective sim·plex \ ˈsim-ˌpleks \

Definition of simplex

2 :allowing telecommunication in only one direction
  • a simplex system

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Origin and Etymology of simplex

Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple


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simplex

noun

Definition of simplex

plural simplexes
1 or plural simplices play \ˈsim-plə-ˌsēz\ or simplicia play \sim-ˈpli-sh(ē-)ə\ :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

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First Known Use of simplex

1892


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