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simplex

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adjective sim·plex \ˈsim-ˌpleks\

Definition of simplex

  1. 1 :  simple, single

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

Origin and Etymology of simplex

Latin simplic-, simplex — more at simple


First Known Use: 1594


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simplex

noun sim·plex

Definition of simplex

plural

simplexes

  1. 1 or plural simplicesplay \ˈsim-plə-ˌsēz\ or simpliciaplay \sim-ˈpli-sh(ē-)ə\ :  a simple word

  2. 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

1892

First Known Use of simplex

1892


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