Crossword clues for complex
- A conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
- A compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
- (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
- A whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Complex \Com"plex\, n. [L. complexus] Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.
This parable of the wedding supper comprehends in it
the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges
exhibited by the gospel.
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.
Complex \Com"plex\ (k[o^]m"pl[e^]ks), a. [L. complexus, p. p. of complecti to entwine around, comprise; com- + plectere to twist, akin to plicare to fold. See Plait, n.]
Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.
Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put together, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude, a man, an army, the universe.
Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
When the actual motions of the heavens are calculated in the best possible way, the process is difficult and complex.
Complex fraction. See Fraction.
Complex number (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an expression of the form a + b[root]-1, when a and b are ordinary integers.
Syn: See Intricate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1650s, "composed of parts," from French complexe "complicated, complex, intricate" (17c.), from Latin complexus "surrounding, encompassing," past participle of complecti "to encircle, embrace," in transferred use, "to hold fast, master, comprehend," from com- "with" (see com-) + plectere "to weave, braid, twine, entwine," from PIE *plek-to-, from root *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1)). The meaning "not easily analyzed" is first recorded 1715. Complex sentence is attested from 1881.
1650s, "a whole comprised of parts," from complex (adj.). Psychological sense of "connected group of repressed ideas" was established by C.G. Jung, 1907.
1 Made up of multiple parts; composite; not simple. 2 Not simple, easy, or straightforward; complicated. 3 (context mathematics English) Of a number, of the form ''a + bi'', where ''a'' and ''b'' are real numbers and ''i'' is a square root of −1. 4 (context geometry English) A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself. n. 1 A problem. 2 A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base. 3 Assemblage of related things; collection. 4 A psychological dislike or fear of a particular thing. 5 An organized cluster of thunderstorms. 6 (context chemistry English) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules. v
(context chemistry intransitive English) To form a complex with another substance
n. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town" [syn: composite]
a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated [syn: coordination compound]
(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures [syn: building complex]
adj. 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" [ant: simple]
A complex is a core pattern of emotions, memories, perceptions, and wishes in the personal unconscious organized around a common theme, such as power or status. Primarily a psychoanalytic term, it is found extensively in the works of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.
An example of a complex would be as follows: if you had a leg amputated when you were a child, this would influence your life in profound ways, even if you overcame the physical handicap. You may have many thoughts, emotions, memories, feelings of inferiority, triumphs, bitterness and determinations centering on that one aspect of your life. If these thoughts were troubling and pervasive, Jung might say you had a complex about the leg.
Complex existence is widely agreed upon in the area of depth psychology. Depth Psychology is a branch of psychology that insists the most significant parts of your personality are derived from your unconscious. It is a way of mapping the psyche, and are crucial theoretical items in therapy. Complexes are believed by Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud to influence an individual's attitude and behavior.
Complex may refer to:
"Complex" is a song by British musician Gary Numan. It was the second single to be taken from his 1979 album The Pleasure Principle. The single reached number six in the UK Singles Chart.
The recording's backing track uses conventional acoustic drums, acoustic piano, and electric bass guitar, however the distinctive lead parts are performed on violin, viola, and heavily flanged and reverberated analogue monosynth, an unusual combination in popular music.
Lyrically, the song alludes to a psychological complex, expressing a paranoia that might have been directed at critics, fans, stalkers or false friends, depending on one's point of view:Please keep them away Don't let them touch me Please don't let them lie Don't let them see me
A BBC Radio 1 review panel speculated that this song was "the first electronic ballad", although this is untrue, as it post-dates recordings such as " Hiroshima Mon Amour" by Ultravox and "Neon Lights" by Kraftwerk by a couple of years.
Numan rarely performed "Complex" in concert throughout the '80s and '90s, with versions appearing on the recently re-released and expanded 1980 recordings captured on Living Ornaments '80, as well as the Micromusic video from his final Wembley Arena concert in 1981 and its CD counterpart Living Ornaments '81. He revived the song on stage in September 2003, as captured in the "Hope Bleeds" DVD and CD.
Complex is a New York–based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc Ecko. Complex reports on trends in style, pop culture, music, sports and sneakers with a focus on niche cultures such as streetwear, sneaker culture, hip-hop, and graphic art. Complex currently reaches over 120 million unique users per month across its owned and operated and partner sites, socials and YouTube channels.
Complex has won numerous accolades, including several from Business Insider such as Most Valuable Startups in New York and Most Valuable Private Companies in the World, as well as the Silicon Alley 100 for Complex CEO Rich Antoniello. In 2012, the company launched Complex TV, an online broadcasting platform that has won numerous awards and has found great success with original shows, such as Complex News, First Look music videos, Fashion Bros and Sneaker Shopping.
Complex was a Japanese rock duo composed of guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei and singer Koji Kikkawa. They released their self-titled debut in 1989, along with their first single and video, "Be My Baby". After a tour to promote the album, they released its follow-up, Romantic 1990, followed by a live album, 19901108 a year later.
The concert immortalized on the 19901108 CD and video turned out to be their last. They broke up sometime after the show, and in an interview Hotei said that the experience of Complex ended his friendship with Kikkawa (equating it to a divorce) and that he thought the whole thing was "a mistake". To date, neither Hotei nor Kikkawa has elaborated on the reason behind the band's breakup.
Following the band's breakup, both Hotei and Kikkawa continued their solo careers.
The band's label Toshiba EMI released a greatest hits compilation called Complex Best in 1998, and a DVD re-issues of their video catalog, which are currently out of print.
On April 28, 2011, it was announced that after 21 years, Kikkawa and Hotei would reunite for a Complex show on July 30 and 31st at the Tokyo Dome. All proceeds were donated to aid the victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The performance was released on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in 2012.
Complex were an English band formed in 1968 consisting of lead guitarist Brian Lee, lead vocalist and drummer Tony Shakespeare, bass guitarist Lance Fogg and rhythm guitarist Tony Fisher.
After some initial personnel changes, in early 1970 the line-up consisted of Brian, Tony (Shakespeare) and Lance with the addition of Steve Coe on keyboards. They were based in Blackpool in North-West England. In November 1970 they cut their first album, entitled simply "Complex".
Originally devised as a demonstration record (demo) for bringing the band to the attention of major record companies for the purpose of obtaining a recording contract, it was recorded at "107 Studio" in St. Annes, engineered and mixed down by Graham Atkinson. 99 (vinyl) copies of the album were pressed by Craighall Studios in Scotland. The reason for such a limited release was the imposition of Purchase Tax on quantities greater than 99.
The album went on to become quite famous in "psych" album circles - "... one of the 'Holy Trinity' items of rare British psychedelia ..." and at one stage was fetching $6,000 on eBay for each copy. An unauthorised bootleg was made in 1991 but the quality was poor.
A 1999 limited-edition re-release was authorised by the band on Wooden Hill records (Vinyl and CD versions). This was of much better quality soundwise and was quickly sold out. In 2012, Spanish label Guerssen reissued the album on 180g vinyl, with the original artwork.
Usage examples of "complex".
He abstracts this one quality from the complex bundle of qualities which constitute the object, and he makes this one stand for the whole.
Her companions were threaded along the trunk behind her, moving easily: the widow Philas apparently indifferent to her surroundings, Farr with his eyecups wide and staring, his mouth wide open and his chest straining at the thin Air, and dear old Adda at the back, his spear clasped before him, his good eye constantly sweeping the complex darkness around them.
A whole minute had passed since Adler had stopped talking with the Bouddica complex.
But Aesculapius was closer to their minds than Athene, and the crown they had prepared for his head was a light metal frame trailing leads to a complex encephalograph.
Because salespeople are dealing with complex human beings in a social setting that emphasizes aesthetics, they need to understand both the arts and social sciences.
Ladin understood better than most of the volunteers the extent to which the continuation and eventual success of the jihad in Afghanistan depended on an increasingly complex, almost worldwide organization.
HQMC complex, Sturgeon thought something was odd about the way Aguinaldo had checked the records then quickly dismissed him.
Duckett read on to the paragraph directing Allentown north to Warplan Station Number One, directly offshore from Severomorsk Naval Complex in Russian waters.
OFF severomorsk naval complex USS allentown Commander Henry Duckett looked at the OPREP-3 message from COMSUBLANT ordering Allentown to prepare to fire, then handed it to the OOD, who read it and looked up in astonishment.
OFF severmorsk naval complex USS allentown As the radioman handed Commander Henry Duckett the flash message, he felt the eyes of the crewmen on him, awaiting word to launch the Javelins.
The distinguishing characteristic of all ammonites was the complex suture pattern formed by the meeting of the growth chamber walls with the outside shell.
The few deer, pheasant, turkey, squirrels, rabbits, and the like had multiplied to the point where some hunting was allowed, and as with all the Anchors, there was a complex ecological chain involving insects, birds, and many other creatures, not all of which were nice for or to humans but all of which were necessary to keep the system in some sort of balance.
On the way, in one of the cities in the north of Batiara, where the Antae had their own court, we saw a chapel complex.
The Llano complex, in turn, is lumped into a large group of archeological remains that also includes younger artifact assemblages characterized by projectile points similar in form but lacking the diagnostic flutes.
At least some of these changes involved Donatello, who was commissioned to decorate the sacristy with a complex program that included painted stucco reliefs in the eight circular roundels and a set of bronze doors with two large archlike reliefs above them.