complex

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Complex is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

adjective
  • enPR: kəmplĕks' or kŏm'plĕks
  • (UK) IPA: /kəmˈplɛks/ or /ˈkɒmplɛks/, SAMPA: /k@m"plEks/ or /"kQmplEks/
  • (US) IPA: /kəmˈplɛks/ or /ˈkɑmplɛks/, SAMPA: /k@m"plEks/ or /"kAmplEks/
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noun

Adjective[change]

Positive
complex

Comparative
more complex

Superlative
most complex

  1. Complex means to have lots of parts or pieces.
    He has constructed a complex computer system to send translated messages between humans and dolphins.
    A complex problem that we face today is poverty, especially in Africa.

Synonyms[change]

Antonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
complex

Plural
complexes

  1. A problem.
  2. A group 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 complex about working for a woman boss.
  4. A thunderstorm that forms when two storm fronts collide.
  5. (chemistry) A structure with a central atom or molecule that has a weak connection to atoms or molecules around it.

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