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com·plex

complex

 
 
pronunciation:
km pleks [or] kam pleks
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: difficult to understand.
This math homework is complex.
synonyms:
complicated, difficult, involved
antonyms:
simple
similar words:
elaborate, sophisticated, tangled
definition 2: having many connected parts.
A spider's web is complex and beautiful.
synonyms:
intricate, involved
similar words:
sophisticated, tangled
derivation: complexly (adv.)
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The word complex contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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plic, plex, ply Latin root that means fold, plait