- 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.
- So also any exhaustive survey of the temperature and salinity of the sea at a great number of points on and below the surface reveals a complexity of conditions that may defy mathematical analysis and could not easily be predicted.
- 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.