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complex

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1 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated
  • This camera is a complex instrument that requires careful handling.
  • complex issues regarding free speech and school discipline
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2 made or done with great care or with much detail
  • a complex plan for evacuating the city in the event of a natural disaster
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complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty mean having confusingly interrelated parts. complex suggests the unavoidable result of a necessary combining and does not imply a fault or failure.
    • a complex recipe
complicated applies to what offers great difficulty in understanding, solving, or explaining.
    • complicated legal procedures
intricate suggests such interlacing of parts as to make it nearly impossible to follow or grasp them separately.
    • an intricate web of deceit
involved implies extreme complication and often disorder.
    • a rambling, involved explanation
knotty suggests complication and entanglement that make solution or understanding improbable.
    • knotty ethical questions

complex

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1 a structure that is designed and built for a particular purpose
  • an apartment complex
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2 something made up of many interdependent or related parts
  • a complex of government programs designed to assist the needy
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complex

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to make complex or difficult
  • There's no need to complex what should be a simple process for obtaining a building permit.
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