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 simplices (audio)\ or simplicia\ sim-​ˈpli-​sh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce simplicia (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

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for simplex

Adjective

Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple

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