HyperDic: complex

English > 6 senses of the word complex:
ADJECTIVEallcomplexcomplicated in structure
allcomplex, complicateddifficult to analyze or understand
NOUNcognitioncomplex, compositea conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
substancecomplex, coordination compounda compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
feelingcomplex(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
artifactcomplex, building complexa whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
complex > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mplehks; kahmpleh'ks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > complex: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcomplicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts.
Examples
  • "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"
  • "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
Attribute ofcomplexity, complexnessThe quality of being intricate and compounded
NarrowerByzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuousHighly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
GordianExtremely intricate
analyzable, decomposablecapable of being partitioned
colonial, compoundComposed of many distinct / distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
complicated, complexDifficult to analyze or understand
compositeConsisting of separate interconnected parts
compoundConsisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
daedalComplex and ingenious in design or function
interlacing, interlinking, interlocking, interwovenlinked or locked closely together as by dovetailing
intricateHaving many complexly arranged elements
labyrinthine, labyrinthian, mazyresembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
multifactorialInvolving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)
multiplexHaving many parts or aspects
thickeningBecoming more intricate or complex
See alsocompoundComposed of more than one part
difficult, hardnot easy
OppositesimpleHaving few parts
Spanishcomplejo, complexo, complicado
Catalancomplex, complicat
Nounscomplexity, complexnessthe quality of being intricate and compounded
Adverbscomplexlyin a complex manner
English > complex: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDifficult to analyze or understand.
Synonymcomplicated
Broadercomplexcomplicated in structure
Spanishcomplejo, complicado, enrevesado, intrincado
Catalancomplexe, complicat, enrevessat, intricat
English > complex: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts.
Example"the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
Synonymcomposite
NarrowerhybridA composite of mixed origin
syndromeA complex of concurrent things
BroaderwholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
Spanishcomplejo, conjunto
Catalancomplex, conjunt
English > complex: 6 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated.
Synonymcoordination compound
NarrowerhydrochlorideA complex consisting of an organic base in association with hydrogen chloride
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishcomplejo, compuesto
Catalancomplex, compost
English > complex: 6 senses > noun 3, feeling
Meaning(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior.
Categorypsychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychologyA set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders
NarrowerElectra complexA complex of females
Oedipus complex, Oedipal complexA complex of males
inferiority complexA sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Spanishcomplejo
Catalancomplex
English > complex: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures.
Synonymbuilding complex
NarrowercollegeA complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
plant, works, industrial plantbuildings for carrying on industrial labor
ribbon developmentbuilding complex in a continuous row along a road
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcomplejo, instalaciones
Catalancomplex, instal·lacions

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