Completive to Comport
(Com*ple"tive) a. [L. completivus: cf. F. complétif.] Making complete. [R.] J. Harris.
(Com*ple"to*ry) a. Serving to fulfill.
Completory of ancient presignifications.
(Com"ple*to"ry) n. [L. completorium.] (Eccl.) Same as Compline.
(Com"plex) 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.
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. Complex fraction. See Fraction. Complex number (Math.), in the theory of numbers, an expression
of the form a + b&radic-1, when a and b are ordinary integers.
Syn. See Intricate.
(Com"plex), n. [L. complexus] 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. 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.
(Com*plexed") a. Complex, complicated. [Obs.] "Complexed significations." Sir T. Browne.
(Com*plex"ed*ness) n. The quality or state of being complex or involved; complication.
The complexedness of these moral ideas.
(Com*plex"ion) n. [F. complexion, fr. L. complexio. See Complex, a.]
1. The state of being complex; complexity. [Obs.]
Though the terms of propositions may be complex, yet . . . it is properly called a simple syllogism, since
the complexion does not belong to the syllogistic form of it.
2. A combination; a complex. [Archaic]
This paragraph is . . . a complexion of sophisms.
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