[ noun ] the quality of being intricate and compounded




"he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The complexities of communication have been considerably abetted in this case by appropriately stilted English_language that has been excellently dubbed in_place_of the Russian dialogue .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

From the technical standpoint , records differ from live music to the degree that they fail to convey the true color , texture , complexity , range , intensity , pulse , and pitch of the original .

Too many records seem to reduce a work of symphonic complexity to a melody and its accompaniment .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Their world , again , was a still simple , traditional age which was only slowly beginning to appreciate the complexity of life .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` But we now find writers obsessed by the nooks_and_crannies of their ivory_towers , and curiously devoted to the growing obscurity and complexity of poetry and non poetry .