Etymology
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complexity (n.)

1721, "composite nature, quality or state of being composed of interconnected parts," from complex (adj.) + -ity. Meaning "intricacy" is from 1790. Meaning "a complex condition" is from 1794.

updated on February 10, 2018

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Definitions of complexity from WordNet

complexity (n.)
the quality of being intricate and compounded;
he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers
Synonyms: complexness
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.