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The term “complexification” is considered a neologism based on standardized Wiktionary criteria.

Neologisms are newly acknowledged terms. They typically have not been in circulation long enough or widely enough for their social status to be determined. Neologisms can be nonces, slang terms, or even illiteracies.

The citation of “complexification” may be restricted to certain other contexts that have not been fully investigated, such as industry jargon or regional use. The term may not generally be understood even within those contexts.

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Noun

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complexification

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complexification (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The act or process of making something more complex.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An extension from a basis on real numbers to a basis on complex numbers.

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  • 1998, Nicholas Rescher, Complexity: A Philosophical Overview, page 56
    For rational beings will of course try simple things first and thereafter be driven step by step towards an ever enhanced complexification.
  • 2002, Charles J. Kibert, Jan Sendzimir, and G. Bradley Guy (editors), Timothy F.H. Allen, Construction Ecology, Nature as the basis for green buildings, page 114, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0415260922, page 114
    A new complexification occurs when the situation becomes desperate through crashing marginal returns on increasing complicatedness.
  • 2006 April, Andrew D. M. Smith, “Semantic reconstructibility and the complexification of language”, The Evolution of Language, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (EVOLANG6), World Scientific, ISBN 9812566562, page 307
    The development of protolanguage into modern human language, and the complexification of language more generally, can only occur when language users can successfully communicate even while they maintain different internal representations of language.

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