Complex etymology


English word complex comes from French com-, Latin com-, Latin plex-, Latin plicare, and later French complexe (Complex.)

Etymology of complex

Detailed word origin of complex

Dictionary entry Language Definition
com- French (fr)
com- Latin (lat)
plex- Latin (lat)
plicare Latin (lat)
complector Latin (lat) I embrace or hug. I encircle. I include or involve. I seize or grasp.
complecti Latin (lat)
complexe French (fr) Complex.
complex English (en) (geometry) A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself.. (mathematics) Of a number, of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is a square root of −1.. Made up of multiple parts; composite; not simple.. Not simple, easy, or straightforward; complicated. (chemistry) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms [...]

Words with the same origin as complex