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for ''Complex number''
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 complex idea.
Ideas thus made up of several simple ones put
together, I call complex; such as beauty, gratitude,
a man, an army, the universe. --Locke.
2. Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
When the actual motions of the heavens are
calculated in the best possible way, the process is
difficult and complex. --Whewell.
Complex fraction. See Fraction.
Complex number (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an
expression of the form a + b[root]-1, when a and b are
Syn: See Intricate.
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