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Latin. adj. Closely connected with one, confederate, participant.


 - adj. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.


 - Complex fraction. See Fraction.


 - Complex number (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an expression of the form a + b(the square root of negative 1), when a and b are ordinary integers.


Syn. - See Intricate.


 - n. Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.


 - Complex of lines (Geom.), all the possible straight lines in space being considered, the entire system of lines which satisfy a single relation constitute a complex; as, all the lines which meet a given curve make up a complex. The lines which satisfy two relations constitute a congruency of lines; as, the entire system of lines, each one of which meets two given surfaces, is a congruency.

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