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  • Complex adaptive system — Complex adaptive systems are special cases of complex systems. They are complex in that they are dynamic networks of interactions and relationships not aggregations of static entities. They are adaptive in that their individual and collective… …   Wikipedia

  • complex — [käm pleks′, käm′pleks΄; kəm pleks′; ] for n. always [ käm′pleks΄] adj. [< L complexus, pp. of complecti, to encircle, embrace < com , with + plectere, to weave: see FLAX] 1. consisting of two or more related parts 2. not simple; involved… …   English World dictionary

  • 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.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complex fraction — 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.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complex number — 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.] 1. Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Simple Network Management Protocol — (SNMP) forms part of the internet protocol suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). SNMP is used in network management systems to monitor network attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. It… …   Wikipedia

  • simple — adj 1 *pure, absolute, sheer Analogous words: elemental, *elementary: *single, sole Antonyms: compound: complex 2 *easy, facile, light, effortless, smooth Analogous words: clear, plain, distinct, obvious, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Complex instruction set computing — A complex instruction set computer (CISC) (  /ˈsɪs …   Wikipedia

  • complex — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. intricate, manifold, complicated, involved, knotty. n. tangle, knot, maze; informal, obsession, fixation; inferiority, persecution, Oedipus, etc. complex. See disorder, insanity, intellect. II… …   English dictionary for students

  • Complex multiplication — This article is about certain endomorphism rings. For information about multiplication of complex numbers, see complex numbers. In mathematics, complex multiplication is the theory of elliptic curves E that have an endomorphism ring larger than… …   Wikipedia

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