Complexity etymology


English word complexity comes from English -ity, English complex

Etymology of complexity

Detailed word origin of complexity

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-ity English (en) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
complex English (en) (chemistry) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules.. (math) A complex number.. A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base.. A problem.. A psychological dislike or fear of a particular thing.. An assemblage of related things; a collection.. An organized cluster of thunderstorms. [...]
complexity English (en) (countable) That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.. (uncountable) The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.

Words with the same origin as complexity