complex ideas

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  • simple/complex ideas — See complex ideas …   Philosophy dictionary

  • 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

  • complex — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of many different and connected parts. 2) not easy to understand; complicated. ► NOUN 1) a group of similar buildings or facilities on the same site. 2) an interlinked system; a network. 3) a related group of repressed… …   English terms dictionary

  • Complex (psychology) — For alternate usage, see complexity. A complex is a core pattern of emotions, memories, perceptions, and wishes in the personal unconscious organized around a common theme, such as power or status (Schultz, D. Schultz, S., 2009). Primarily a… …   Wikipedia

  • complex — 1. An organized constellation of feelings, thoughts, perceptions, and memories that may be in part unconscious and may strongly influence associations and attitudes. 2. In chemistry, the relatively stable combination of two or more compounds into …   Medical dictionary

  • complex — /ˈkɒmplɛks / (say kompleks) adjective 1. composed of interconnected parts; compound; composite. 2. characterised by an involved combination of parts. 3. complicated; intricate. 4. (of a word) consisting of two parts, at least one of which is a… …   Australian English dictionary

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