|1.||[ adjective ] complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts|
"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
|Related terms:||simple simple complicated Byzantine interlacing composite compound gordian labyrinthine colonial thickening multiplex multifactorial daedal analyzable difficult compound complexity|
|2.||[ noun ] a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts|
"the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
|Related terms:||whole syndrome hybrid|
|3.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated|
|Related terms:||compound hydrochloride|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior|
|Related terms:||feeling inferiority_complex Electra_complex Oedipus_complex psychoanalysis|
|5.||[ noun ] a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures|
|Related terms:||structure plant ribbon_development college|