Definition of simplex in English:

simplex

Syllabification: sim·plex
Pronunciation: /ˈsimpleks
 
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adjective

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  • 1Composed of or characterized by a single part or structure.
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    • If QTL mapping is performed for a trait measured at a single point, the simplex algorithm, although simple to implement, uses a longer time and, hence, displays no advantage, as compared to the EM algorithm.
    • Their results on relative power of different family structures for simplex traits confirm our simulation findings.
  • 1.1(Of a communications system, computer circuit, etc.) only allowing transmission of signals in one direction at a time.
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    • If two simplex circuits are combined as shown in Figure 3, a third telephone circuit can be obtained over two pairs of wires.

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  • A simple or uncompounded word.
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    • A root word is usually called either a simple word or a simplex.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'single', variant of simplus 'simple'.

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