simplex (ˈsɪmplɛks) | |
—adj | |
1. | Compare duplex permitting the transmission of signals in only one direction in a radio circuit, etc |
—n | |
2. | linguistics a simple not a compound word |
3. | geometry the most elementary geometric figure in Euclidean space of a given dimension; a line segment in one-dimensional space or a triangle in two-dimensional space |
[C16: from Latin: simple, literally: one-fold, from sim- one + plex, from plicāre to fold; compare |