美 [kəm'plɛks; 'kɑm,plɛks]
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com-, 强调。-plect, 编织，组成，词源apply,implicate.即多成分的，复杂的。
- complex (adj.)
- 1650s, "composed of parts," from French complexe "complicated, complex, intricate" (17c.), from Latin complexus "surrounding, encompassing," past participle of complecti "to encircle, embrace," in transferred use, "to hold fast, master, comprehend," from com- "with" (see com-) + plectere "to weave, braid, twine, entwine," from PIE *plek-to-, from root *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1)). The meaning "not easily analyzed" is first recorded 1715. Complex sentence is attested from 1881.
- complex (n.)
- 1650s, "a whole comprised of parts," from complex (adj.). Psychological sense of "connected group of repressed ideas" was established by C.G. Jung, 1907.
- 1. I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me.
- 2. In this new book, Harrison brilliantly disentangles complex debates.
- 3. Today's complex buildings require close teamwork between the architect and the builders.
- 4. The causes are a complex blend of local and national tensions.
- 5. Our culture is more complex than he knows. Wheels within wheels.
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