plex

-plex

a combining form meaning “having parts or units” of the number specified by the initial element, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (duplex; quadruplex ); recent English coinages ending in -plex, especially denoting structures with a given number of dwelling units, are probably in part new formations with this suffix and in part based on the noun complex: fourplex; eightplex; Cineplex; Metroplex.

Origin:
< Latin -plex, -plic- (akin to plicāre to fold, bend, plectere to plait, braid; see -fold) + -s nominative singular ending

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