Complex

Definition of Complex

Com´plex   Pronunciation: kǒm´plĕks
a.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?-1, when a and b are ordinary integers.
n.1.Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.
This parable of the wedding supper comprehends in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel.
- South.
Complex of lines
(Geom.) all the possible straight lines in space being considered, the entire system of lines which satisfy a single relation constitute a complex; as, all the lines which meet a given curve make up a complex. The lines which satisfy two relations constitute a congruency of lines; as, the entire system of lines, each one of which meets two given surfaces, is a congruency.

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