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complicated

[kom-pli-key-tid] /ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex:
complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
2.
difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.:
a complicated problem.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; complicate + -ed2
Related forms
complicatedly, adverb
complicatedness, noun
uncomplicated, adjective
Synonyms
2. involved, tangled, knotty.
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British Dictionary definitions for complicatedly

complicated

/ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
Derived Forms
complicatedly, adverb
complicatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for complicatedly

complicated

adj.

1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.

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