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Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous:
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  1. Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous:
  2. Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneous
  3. Having or composed of many different or clashing elements; heterogeneous
Formed or collected into a rounded or compact mass; clustered
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  1. Formed or collected into a rounded or compact mass; clustered
  2. Made up of separate parts or substances collected together into a single mass
  3. A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of round rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. The fragments (known as clasts) have a diameter of at least 2 mm (0.08 inches), vary in composition and origin, and may include pebbles, cobbles, boulders, or fossilized seashells. Conglomerates often form through the transportation and deposition of sediments by streams, alluvial fans, and glaciers.
Complicated and difficult to unravel.
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  1. Complicated and difficult to unravel.
Made up of distinct components; compound.
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  1. Made up of distinct components; compound.
  2. Made by combining two or more existing things, such as photographs.
  3. (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
Xenogeneic.
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  1. Xenogeneic.
  2. Differing or opposite in structure, quality, etc.; dissimilar; incongruous; foreign
  3. Composed of unrelated or unlike elements or parts; varied; miscellaneous
A substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions joined by chemical bonds into a molecule. The elements cannot be separated by physical means. Water, for example, is a compound having two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom per molecule.
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  1. A substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions joined by chemical bonds into a molecule. The elements cannot be separated by physical means. Water, for example, is a compound having two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom per molecule.
(Elec.) Designating or of a circuit having two or more conductors connected in parallel
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  1. (Elec.) Designating or of a circuit having two or more conductors connected in parallel
  2. Having or consisting of many parts, elements, etc.; more than one or once; manifold or complex
  3. A number that may be divided by another number with no remainder. For example, 4, 10, and 32 are multiples of 2.
Blended together into one unit or mass:
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  1. Blended together into one unit or mass:
  2. Made up of, intended for, or open to people of different sexes:
  3. Joined or mingled in a single mass or compound; blended
Of Moses or the writings, principles, etc. attributed to him
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  1. Of Moses or the writings, principles, etc. attributed to him
  2. Of or relating to Moses or to the Torah (the Five Books of Moses); especially, relating to the laws given in the Torah.
  3. Any of various viral diseases of plants, resulting in light and dark areas in the leaves, which often become shriveled and dwarfed.
A topological space or surface.
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  1. A topological space or surface.
  2. Having many and various forms, features, parts, etc.
  3. Comprising, consisting of, or operating several units or parts of one kind
Having multiple facets.
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  1. Having multiple facets.
  2. Having many aspects; nuanced or diverse.
  3. Combining a variety of features, parts, or perspectives; complex
Having many forms, shapes, etc.
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  1. Having many forms, shapes, etc.
  2. Having more than one shape or appearance.
Having many sides or aspects
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  1. Having many sides or aspects
Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
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  1. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
  2. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  3. Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
Highly wrought or ornamented; complicated
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  1. Highly wrought or ornamented; complicated
  2. Intricate and rich in detail:
  3. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details:
Gathered into, or considered as, a whole; total
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  1. Gathered into, or considered as, a whole; total
  2. (Geol.) Made up of a mixture of mineral fragments, crystals, or similar materials
  3. Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
Complicated; intricate:
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  1. Complicated; intricate:
  2. Not easily understood; intricate; complicated
  3. Connected by participation or association:
Total of parts; united
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Closely and firmly packed or put together; dense; solid
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  1. Closely and firmly packed or put together; dense; solid
  2. Designating or of a relatively small, light, economical model of automobile
  3. Occupying little space compared with others of its type:
Combined from two or more entities into one specific entity whilst retaining the defining characteristics of the original source entities.
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  1. Combined from two or more entities into one specific entity whilst retaining the defining characteristics of the original source entities.
Having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many-sided
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  1. Having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many-sided
  2. Having a variety of characteristics or aspects:
  3. Consisting or formed of various kinds; varied; mixed
Designating or of a system for transmitting or receiving simultaneously two or more messages or signals over a common circuit, carrier wave, etc.
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  1. Designating or of a system for transmitting or receiving simultaneously two or more messages or signals over a common circuit, carrier wave, etc.
  2. Multiple or manifold
  3. Relating to, having, or consisting of multiple elements or parts:
Having great variety; diverse.
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  1. Having great variety; diverse.
  2. Having many kinds of parts or elements; of great variety; diverse; manifold
  3. Referring or relating to the improper joinder of unrelated causes or parties in a lawsuit. Referring or relating to the improper joinder of unrelated causes or parties in a lawsuit.
Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored:
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  1. Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored:
  2. Distinguished or characterized by variety; diversified:
Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
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  1. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  2. Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
  3. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
Having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with
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  1. Having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with
  2. Complicated; intricate:
  3. Not easily understood; intricate; complicated
Full of elaborate detail
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  1. Full of elaborate detail
  2. Difficult to understand, analyze, or solve for having many interconnected elements.
  3. Hard to follow or understand because full of puzzling parts, details, or relationships
  1. Tangled or twisted together
  2. (Physics) (of two quantum states) correlated, even though physically separated; (referring to a state of a composite system) not separable
  3. Confused or complicated
Roundabout; indirect; devious
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  1. Roundabout; indirect; devious
  2. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course:
  3. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or complexity, as in action or language:
Intricate; complicated:
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  1. Intricate; complicated:
  2. Extremely involved; intricate; complicated
  3. Complex, intricate or complicated.
(Physics) Having that property of matter by which two bodies are prevented from occupying the same space at the same time
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  1. (Physics) Having that property of matter by which two bodies are prevented from occupying the same space at the same time
  2. Impossible to understand; incomprehensible:
  3. Impossible to penetrate or enter:
That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
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  1. That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
  2. Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable:
That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
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  1. That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
  2. Incapable of being measured
  3. Difficult or impossible to measure:
Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available.
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  1. Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available.
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  1. Making no sense; illogical
  2. Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence.
  3. Lacking logical order or sense:
Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
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  1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
  2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague:
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  1. Not clearly understood or expressed; ambiguous or vague:
  2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
  3. Not easily understood; vague; cryptic; ambiguous
Hard to understand because of being extremely complex, intellectually demanding, highly abstract, etc.; deep; recondite
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  1. Hard to understand because of being extremely complex, intellectually demanding, highly abstract, etc.; deep; recondite
  2. Difficult to understand; recondite:
Obscure or concealed
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  1. Obscure or concealed
  2. Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure:
  3. Dealing with abstruse or difficult subjects
Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze.
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  1. Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze.
  2. Like a labyrinth; intricate; complicated; puzzling
  3. Twisting, convoluted, baffling, confusing, perplexing.
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
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  1. Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
  2. Mysterious.
  3. Of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling
Puzzling; knotty
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  1. Puzzling; knotty
  2. Tangled; intricate
  3. Having or full of knots
Having or full of knots
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  1. Having or full of knots
  2. Full of knots.
  3. Complicated or tricky; complex; difficult.
  1. Spiral or helical
  2. That winds, turns, coils, spirals, etc.
  3. Twisting or turning; sinuous.
  1. Having curves in alternate directions; meandering.
  2. Characterized by supple and lithe movements:
  3. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding:
Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
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  1. Full of twists, turns, curves, or windings; winding; crooked
  2. Not straightforward; devious; specif., deceitful or tricky
  3. Highly involved; complex:
Impossible to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller form or amount:
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  1. Impossible to reduce to a desired, simpler, or smaller form or amount:
  2. (Group theory, of a representation) impossible to divide further into representations of lower dimension by means of any similarity transformation
  3. Not able to be brought to a simpler or reduced form.
Lengthy and digressive:
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  1. Lengthy and digressive:
  2. Extended over an irregular area; sprawling:
  3. Often or habitually roaming; wandering.
Of, having the nature of, or expressing a paradox or paradoxes
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or expressing a paradox or paradoxes
  2. Fond of using paradoxes
  3. Seemingly full of contradictions
Rambling; desultory; digressive
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  1. Rambling; desultory; digressive
  2. Tending to digress.
  3. Of, given to, characterized by, or having the nature of digression.
  1. Deceitful, duplicitous.
  2. Ingeniously or cunningly designed; artistic, ingenious, intricate, skillful.
  3. Difficult to comprehend due to complexity or intricacy.
Alternative form of Gordian.
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  1. Alternative form of Gordian.
Being in a condition of confusion or disarray.
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  1. Being in a condition of confusion or disarray.
  2. Put out of order; jumbled
  3. Chaotic; without clear order; in a state of disorder.
Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
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  1. Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
  2. Deviating from the proper or usual course; going astray
  3. Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring:
Of or belonging to the style of architecture developed from the fifth century ad in the Byzantine Empire, characterized especially by a central dome resting on a cube formed by four round arches and their pendentives and by the extensive use of surface decoration, especially veined marble panels, low relief carving, and colored glass mosaics.
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  1. Of or belonging to the style of architecture developed from the fifth century ad in the Byzantine Empire, characterized especially by a central dome resting on a cube formed by four round arches and their pendentives and by the extensive use of surface decoration, especially veined marble panels, low relief carving, and colored glass mosaics.
  2. Highly complicated; intricate and involved:
  3. Of the painting and decorative style developed in the Byzantine Empire, characterized by formality of design, frontal stylized presentation of figures, rich use of color, especially gold, and generally religious subject matter.
Using code or cipher.
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  1. Using code or cipher.
  2. Obscure and curt in expression
  3. (Zool.) Serving to conceal, as the form or coloration of certain animals
That one cannot extricate oneself from
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  1. That one cannot extricate oneself from
  2. Too involved or complicated to solve:
  3. Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie:
  1. Not strait, zigzagging.
  2. Resembling a maze, as in design or complexity; labyrinthine.
  3. Like a maze; intricately winding; bewildering
Indirect; circuitous:
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  1. Indirect; circuitous:
  2. Not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous
  3. Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness:
Hard to read or make out because cramped or irregular
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  1. Hard to read or make out because cramped or irregular
  2. (Of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  3. Difficult to understand; complicated.
A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
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  1. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
  2. An irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation
  3. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
(Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
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  1. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  2. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
  3. (Psychiatry) A manifestation of bipolar disorder, marked usually by high energy, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech.
(Chem.) Reduction into a solid, permanent, or nonvolatile form
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  1. (Chem.) Reduction into a solid, permanent, or nonvolatile form
  2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  3. The act or process of fixing or fixating:
An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
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  1. An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
  2. (Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
  3. An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition; a complex
The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
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  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:
(Comput.) A system, as within a business or university, consisting typically of a server and connected microcomputers, terminals, printers, etc.; specif., a
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  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:
(Geology) A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
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  1. (Geology) A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
  2. A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of round rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. The fragments (known as clasts) have a diameter of at least 2 mm (0.08 inches), vary in composition and origin, and may include pebbles, cobbles, boulders, or fossilized seashells. Conglomerates often form through the transportation and deposition of sediments by streams, alluvial fans, and glaciers.
  3. A corporate entity that owns or otherwise controls a group of other corporations that engage in unrelated businesses or industries. A corporate entity that owns or otherwise controls a group of other corporations that engage in unrelated businesses or industries.
Any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
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  1. Any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
  2. An abnormal condition or disease that is identified by an established group of signs and symptoms.
  3. A group of anatomical and often physiological characteristics of an organism that serve a specific function and are presumed to have evolved together:
A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes in certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
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  1. A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes in certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
  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:
An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
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  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:
(Business, marketing) A set of interconnected products and services.
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  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.
An aggregating or being aggregated
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  1. An aggregating or being aggregated
  2. A group or mass of distinct things or individuals
(Ecology) A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
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  1. (Ecology) A large number of organisms in a specific geographic area constituting a community with one or two dominant species.
  2. An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league
  3. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
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  1. A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
  2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
  3. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
The quality or state of being total:
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  1. The quality or state of being total:
  2. The fact or condition of being total; entirety
  3. An aggregate quantity obtained by addition
(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
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  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
A substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions joined by chemical bonds into a molecule. The elements cannot be separated by physical means. Water, for example, is a compound having two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom per molecule.
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  1. A substance consisting of atoms or ions of two or more different elements in definite proportions joined by chemical bonds into a molecule. The elements cannot be separated by physical means. Water, for example, is a compound having two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom per molecule.
Of or belonging to the style of architecture developed from the fifth century ad in the Byzantine Empire, characterized especially by a central dome resting on a cube formed by four round arches and their pendentives and by the extensive use of surface decoration, especially veined marble panels, low relief carving, and colored glass mosaics.
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  1. Of or belonging to the style of architecture developed from the fifth century ad in the Byzantine Empire, characterized especially by a central dome resting on a cube formed by four round arches and their pendentives and by the extensive use of surface decoration, especially veined marble panels, low relief carving, and colored glass mosaics.
  2. Highly complicated; intricate and involved:
  3. Of the painting and decorative style developed in the Byzantine Empire, characterized by formality of design, frontal stylized presentation of figures, rich use of color, especially gold, and generally religious subject matter.
Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
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  1. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
  2. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  3. Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
Intricate; complicated:
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  1. Intricate; complicated:
  2. Complex, intricate or complicated.
  3. Extremely involved; intricate; complicated
Highly wrought
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  1. Highly wrought
  2. Finely or skillfully made or employed; artistic.
  3. Ingenious and complex in design or function; intricate.
Of Daedalus
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  1. Of Daedalus
  2. Ingeniously or cunningly designed; artistic, ingenious, intricate, skillful.
  3. Difficult to comprehend due to complexity or intricacy.
Highly wrought or ornamented; complicated
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  1. Highly wrought or ornamented; complicated
  2. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details:
  3. Intricate and rich in detail:
Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
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  1. Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
  2. Full of elaborate detail
  3. Hard to follow or understand because full of puzzling parts, details, or relationships
(--- Zoology) Having whorls that enclose and obscure earlier whorls. Used of a gastropod shell.
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  1. (--- Zoology) Having whorls that enclose and obscure earlier whorls. Used of a gastropod shell.
  2. Intricate; complex.
  3. Intricate; involved
Having a sexual relationship:
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  1. Having a sexual relationship:
  2. Complicated; intricate:
  3. Connected by participation or association:
Having or full of knots
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  1. Having or full of knots
  2. Full of knots.
  3. Complicated or tricky; complex; difficult.
Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze.
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  1. Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze.
  2. Like a labyrinth; intricate; complicated; puzzling
  3. Twisting, convoluted, baffling, confusing, perplexing.
Complicated and difficult to unravel.
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  1. Complicated and difficult to unravel.
The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
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  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:
(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
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  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:
A center of operations or administration:
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  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
A broadcasting frequency or channel assigned to such an establishment
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  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:
The state of being installed.
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  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.
(Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
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  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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  • 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
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