noun, plural intricacies.
intricate character or state.
an intricate part, action, etc: intricacies of the law.

1595–1605; intric(ate) + -acy Unabridged
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intricate (ˈɪntrɪkɪt)
1.  difficult to understand; obscure; complex; puzzling
2.  entangled or involved: intricate patterns
[C15: from Latin intrīcāre to entangle, perplex, from in-² + trīcae trifles, perplexities]

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Example sentences
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.
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