- the condition or quality of being complex
- pl. -·ties anything complex or intricate; complication
- Solving the problem of the war on drugs is an example of an issue of great complexity.
- The troubles that you have with your adult siblings are an example of the complexity of family relations.
The definition of a complexity is a difficulty, or a state of being confusing or complicated.
- The quality or condition of being complex.
- One of the components of something complex: a maze of bureaucratic and legalistic complexities.
(countable and uncountable, plural complexities)
complex + -ity
- Nor was their complexity a stumbling-block.
- Local governing authorities now discharge economic functions of enormous importance and complexity, involving sums of money larger than sufficed to run important states a generation ago.
- In a general way this greater complexity may be said to consist (I) in the restriction of regular absorption of water to those parts of the plant-body embedded in the soil, (2) in the evaporation of water from the parts exposed to the air (transpiration).
- Structural complexity is brought about by the superposition of new variations on preceding ones.
- Palaeontological evidence conclusively proves that the surface of the earth has been successively occupied by vegetative forms of increasing complexity, rising from the simplest algae to the most highly organized flowering plant.