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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  • adj. Not easy to understand or analyze. See Synonyms at complex, elaborate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. difficult or convoluted
  • adj. Folded longitudinally (as in the wings of certain insects)
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of complicate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed of interconnected parts; not simple; complex; complicate.
  • Consisting of many parts or particulars not easily separable in thought; difficult to analyze or separate into its parts; hard to understand, explain, etc.; involved; intricate; confused.
  • Synonyms Complex, etc. See intricate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. difficult to analyze or understand

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