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intricacy

[in-tri-kuh-see] /ˈɪn trɪ kə si/
noun, plural intricacies.
1.
intricate character or state.
2.
an intricate part, action, etc:
intricacies of the law.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; intric(ate) + -acy
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  • The trios emerge as works full of invention and intricacy and also of structural integrity.
  • The intricacy of the problems it is trying to solve is another matter.
  • Captures the intricacy of nests and the aesthetic perfection of eggs, luminously photographed in natural light.
  • But such hyperbole may blind us to the intricacy and wonder of how such a bizarre creature came to exist in the first place.
  • But the cost can increase depending on size and intricacy.
  • Instead, there is an intricacy that is more filigreed, more refined.
  • As a rapper, he is thoughtful without sacrificing intricacy.
  • The intricacy of this web highlights how many firms have access to privileged information from large companies.
  • However, theirs is an evolving society with nuance and intricacy that makes simple truths no longer apropos.
  • The winding and intricacy of the geographical color line varies, of course, in different communities.
Word Origin and History for intricacy
n.

c.1600, from intricate + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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