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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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  • But for the general public, there are few soporifics that can compete with the intricacies of science policy.
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  • Now let's move to some possible solutions, each of which has its own intricacies.
  • But the intricacies of coalitions and early elections are boring.
  • The intricacies and formalities of citation become useful to scholars only when they publish their work.
  • It's best to leave its interpretation to those who are familiar with its intricacies.
  • Listen to campus proceedings for the first few years to gauge the climate of the college and the intricacies of key personalities.
  • The intricacies of trade agreements lie in the intentions of nations.
Word Origin and History for intricacies

intricacy

n.

c.1600, from intricate + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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