(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. intricate, manifold, complicated, involved, knotty. — n. tangle, knot, maze; informal, obsession, fixation; inferiority, persecution, Oedipus, etc. complex. See disorder, insanity, intellect.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Composed of several parts]
Syn. composite, heterogeneous, compound, conglomerate, multiple, mingled, mixed, motley, mosaic, manifold, multifaceted, multiform, many-sided, many-faceted, complicated, elaborate, aggregate, involved, combined, compact, compounded, amalgamated, miscellaneous, multiplex, multifarious, variegated, interwoven, interlaced; see also mixed 1 .
Ant. simplified*, single, homogeneous.
2. [Difficult to understand]
Syn. complicated, involved, intricate, entangled, tangled, circuitous, convoluted, puzzling, mingled, muddled, jumbled, impenetrable, inscrutable, unfathomable, undecipherable, bewildering, perplexing, confused, difficult, obscure, abstruse, recondite, labyrinthine, enigmatic, hidden, knotted, knotty, meandering, winding, sinuous, tortuous, snarled, irreducible, rambling, paradoxical, excursive, Daedalian, Gordian, twisted, disordered, devious, Byzantine, cryptic, inextricable, mazy, roundabout, crabbed; see also confused 2 , difficult 2 , obscure 1 .
Ant. simple, understandable*, plain, apparent.
Syn.- complex refers to that which is made up of many elaborately interrelated or interconnected parts, so that much study or knowledge is needed to understand or operate it [ a complex mechanism ] ; complicated is applied to that which is highly complex and hence very difficult to analyze, solve, or understand [ a complicated problem ] ; intricate specifically suggests a perplexingly elaborate interweaving of parts that is difficult to follow [ an intricate maze ] ; involved , in this connection, is applied to situations, ideas, etc. whose parts are thought of as intertwining in complicated, often disordered, fashion [ an involved argument ] n.
1. [An obsession]
Syn. exaggerated reaction syndRome, phobia, mania, fixation, repressed emotions, repressed fears, repressed deSires, repressed hates, group of repressed associations, hang-up*; see also fear 2 , insanity 1 , neurosis , obsession .
Types of psychological complexes include: Cain, castration, Diana, Electra, Oedipus, superiority, inferiority, persecution.
2. [A composite]
Syn. system, network, conglomerate, syndRome, web, tangle, ecosystem, ecological complex, aggregation, association, group, entanglement, totality; see also collection 2 , confusion 2 , system 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
complicated, intricate, difficult, knotty, convoluted, tangled, unfathomable, inscrutable, manifold, perplexing, Gordian, labyrinthine, undecipherable, cryptic, abstruse, involved.
ANT.: simple, easy, clear
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Consisting of two or more interconnected parts: composite, compound. See SIMPLE. 2. Difficult to understand because of intricacy: byzantine, complicated, convoluted, daedal, Daedalian, elaborate, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, tangled. See SIMPLE. II noun 1. A usually large entity composed of interconnected parts: system. See PART. 2. A center of organization, supply, or activity: base1, headquarters, station. Military: installation. See PLACE. 3. An exaggerated concern: Informal: hang-up. See FEAR.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Complex.h — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda complex.h es un archivo de cabecera de la Biblioteca estándar de C, en el que se definen fuinciones para el manejo de números complejos, introducida en la revisión C99 del leguaje C. A diferencia del archivo… …   Wikipedia Español

  • complex.h — es un archivo de cabecera de la Biblioteca estándar de C, en el que se definen funciones para el manejo de números complejos, introducida en la revisión C99 del lenguaje C. A diferencia del archivo <complex> de la Biblioteca estándar de C++ …   Wikipedia Español

  • complex — COMPLÉX, Ă, complecşi, xe, adj., s.n. 1. adj. Format din mai multe părţi; care îmbrăţişează, care întruneşte în sine mai multe laturi sau elemente diferite. ♦ (mat.) Număr complex = număr alcătuit prin însumarea unui număr real cu un număr… …   Dicționar Român

  • complex — adj Complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty are comparable when they mean having parts or elements that are more or less confusingly interrelated. Something is complex which is made up of so many different interrelated or interacting… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • complex — 1. The noun is familiar as a term in psychology meaning ‘a group of repressed feelings or thoughts which cause abnormal behaviour or mental states’, usually with some qualifying word, e.g. inferiority complex, Oedipus complex, and persecution… …   Modern English usage

  • Complex — Com plex (k[o^]m pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See {Plait}, n.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complex.h — is a header file in the standard library of the C programming language that defines functionality for complex arithmetic. These functions use the built in type complex which was introduced with the C99 revision of C. Function… …   Wikipedia

  • Complex.h — Стандартная библиотека языка программирования С assert.h complex.h ctype.h errno.h fenv.h float.h inttypes.h iso646.h limits.h locale.h math.h setjmp.h signal.h stdarg.h stdbool.h stddef.h stdint.h stdio.h …   Википедия

  • Complex — Com plex, n. [L. complexus] Assemblage of related things; collection; complication. [1913 Webster] This parable of the wedding supper comprehends in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel. South. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complex — I adjective abstruse, bewildering, chaotic, circuitous, complicated, confused, convoluted, difficult, elaborated, enigmatic, entangled, flexuous, impenetrable, implicated, inextricable, inscrutable, interlaced, interwoven, intricate, involuted,… …   Law dictionary

  • Complex EP — by Rifle Sport Released 1985 Recorded …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.