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Another word for complex

  1. Consisting of two or more interconnected parts

      1. (Bot.) Designating the largest family (Asteraceae, order Asterales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the daisy, thistle, artichoke, and chrysanthemum, characterized by flower heads composed of dense clusters of small flowers surrounded by a ring of small leaves or bracts
      2. Made up of distinct components; compound.
      3. Formed of distinct parts; compound
      1. Made of two or more separate parts or elements
      2. (Botany) Composed of more than one part:
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  2. Difficult to understand because of intricacy

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  1. A usually large entity composed of interconnected parts

      1. The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
      2. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
      3. An arrangement or configuration of classification or measurement:
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  2. A center of organization, supply, or activity

      1. (Electronics) In some transistors, the region or layer of semiconductor material, acting as an electrode, that separates the emitter from the collector and receives an electric current of electrons or holes
      2. A center of operations or source of supply; headquarters, as of a military operation or exploring expedition
      3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
      1. A center of operations or administration:
      2. The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff.
      3. The main office, or center of operations and control, of anyone in command, as in an army or police force
      1. A broadcasting frequency or channel assigned to such an establishment
      2. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
      3. An establishment equipped for observation and study:
      1. The state of being installed.
      2. A work of art requiring construction or elaborate setting up at its exhibition site: an installation typically makes use of a variety of media and often includes nontraditional media, as projected images or taped sounds
      3. A permanent military base.
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  3. An exaggerated concern

      1. (Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
      2. A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
      3. Alternative spelling of hang-up.
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Another word for complex

  1. Composed of several parts

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  2. Difficult to understand

  1. An obsession

  2. A composite

      1. The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
      2. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
      3. A group of interacting mechanical or electrical components:
      1. (Comput.) A system, as within a business or university, consisting typically of a server and connected microcomputers, terminals, printers, etc.; specif., a
      2. (--- Computers) A system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means in order to share information.
      3. A complex, interconnected group or system:
      1. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
      2. A large corporation formed by the merger or acquisition of a number of companies in unrelated, widely diversified industries
      3. (Geology) A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
      1. Any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
      2. A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, disorder, or other condition considered abnormal.
      3. A group of anatomical and often physiological characteristics of an organism that serve a specific function and are presumed to have evolved together:
      1. Something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares or entangles:
      2. A large continuous roll of paper, such as newsprint, either in the process of manufacture or as it is fed into a web press.
      3. A latticed or woven structure:
      1. An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
      2. Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
      3. A jumbled or confused state or condition:
      1. (Business, marketing) A set of interconnected products and services.
      2. A system made up of a community of animals, plants, and bacteria interrelated together with its physical and chemical environment
      3. A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.
      1. An aggregating or being aggregated
      2. A group or mass of distinct things or individuals
      1. The use of such connections as a literary device or psychoanalytic technique
      2. (Ecology) A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
      3. An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league
      1. A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      1. The quality or state of being total:
      2. The fact or condition of being total; entirety
      3. An aggregate quantity obtained by addition

Synonym Study

  • 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
  • Intricate specifically suggests a perplexingly elaborate interweaving of parts that is difficult to follow an intricate maze
  • Complicated is applied to that which is highly complex and hence very difficult to analyze, solve, or understand a complicated problem
  • 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