more complex

[ adjective, verb kuhm-pleks, kom-pleks; noun kom-pleks ]SEE DEFINITION OF more complex
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE COMPLEX

Moreover there the technique may be more complex and subtle.

It differs from the Parable in being longer and more complex.

The more complex the task, the more obvious the need to divide it.

Unmanured pasture, on the other hand, is more complex in its herbage.

It was a bigger equation, a more complex one, but not different in kind.

In time the more complex machines were stopped only reluctantly.

Her method is to proceed from the more simple to the more complex.

It is longer, more complex in form and sentiment, more of an ideal composition.

It seemed to him that her eyes were deeper, that her smile was more complex.

Even some more complex quadriradial and sexradial forms of the latter reappear in exactly the same shape also in the former.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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