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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmpleks; ˈkɒmpleks/

Translation of complex in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (complicated) [person/idea/issue/situation] complejo, complicado 1.2 (intricate) [system/pattern/design] complejo
    Example sentences
    • Miller's writing is excellent, and he makes some rather complex biochemistry easy to understand.
    • In other words, the problems are much more complex than Mr. Baker understands or cares to discuss.
    • However, the whole matter of indirect tax liability is devilishly complex and difficult to understand.
    1.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [sentence/word] complejo
    Example sentences
    • The plant's shoots receive nourishment from a complex network of connections to the roots.
    • The hips, on the other hand, are a very large and complex joint with many different muscles and attachments.
    • As the vocal folds consist of a complex web of different muscle fibres, the tension and density of vocal folds can vary considerably.
    1.4 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [number/variable] complejo
    Example sentences
    • He also classified real and complex numbers into classes which are algebraically independent.
    • Bombelli was the first person to write down the rules for addition, subtraction and multiplication of complex numbers.
    • In addition to his work on geometry, Bolyai developed a rigorous geometric concept of complex numbers as ordered pairs of real numbers.


  • 2 [Psychology/Psicología] complejo (masculine) she's got a complex about her stammer tiene complejo por ser tartamuda, su tartamudez la tiene acomplejada he's got a complex about spiders [colloquial/familiar] les tiene fobia a las arañas

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