complex etymology

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

Detailed word origin of complex

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
com- French (fra)
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 (fra) Complex.
complex English (eng) (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

Descendants of com-
complexion complexity
Descendants of com-
account collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complain complete confirm conscience construction correct cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize
Descendants of plicare
accomplice complicate deploy display employ employee employer employment explicit exploit imply ploy replicate supply