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simplex Syllabification: sim·plex
Pronunciation: /ˈsimpleks/

Definition of simplex in English:


1Composed of or characterized by a single part or structure.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • A root word is usually called either a simple word or a simplex.


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

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