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Etymology

From French complexe, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] complexus, from com- (with) (combining form of cum) and plex (fold).

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Adjective
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Adjective

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Positive
complex

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  1. Made up of multiple parts; intricate or detailed.
  2. Not simple or straightforward.
  3. (mathematics) Of a number, of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of −1.
    complex function
  4. (geometry) A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself.

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Noun

Singular
complex

Plural
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  1. A problem.
  2. A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base.
  3. A psychologically based dislike or fear of a particular thing.
    Jim has a real complex about working for a woman boss.
  4. A thunderstorm that forms when two storm fronts collide.
  5. (chemistry) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules.

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Verb

Infinitive
to complex

Third person singular
complex

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to complex (third-person singular simple present complex, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To form a complex with another substance

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