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complexifies

verb

  1. (change)  to have or develop complicating consequences
    Synonyms: ramify. Type of: change
  2. (complicate)  to make complex
    Type of: complicate

Etymology summary

complex + -ify
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

complexify | complexified [past tense] | complexifying [present participle] | complexifies [3rd-person singular present] | complexifier [French]

To make something more complex; to complicate. (7 of 8 words, 1 usage example)

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Wikipedia:

Complexification | C

of a real vector space V is a vector space VC over the complex number field obtained by formally extending scalar multiplication to include multiplication by complex numbers. Any basis for V over the real numbers serves as a basis for VC over the... (44 of 1112 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

complexify

to make complex | to become complex (6 of 251 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/complexify

Merriam-Webster:

complexify | complexified [past tense] | complexifying [present participle] | complex [synonym, sense-specific] | complicate [synonym, sense-specific] | embarrass [synonym, sense-specific] | entangle [synonym, sense-specific] | perplex [synonym, sense-specific] | sophisticate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make complex | to become complex (6 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/complexify

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

complexify | complexified [past tense] | complexifying [present participle] | complexifies [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: complex + -ify

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/complexify

complex | complexes [plural] | complices [archaic, plural] | complexed [past tense] | complexing [present participle]

Origin: French complexe, from Latin complexus, past participle of complectī ("to entwine, encircle, compass, infold"), from com- ("together") and plectere ("to weave, braid"). See complect.

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-ify

Origin: French -ifier, from Latin -ificere, from linking vowel i + verb ficere, "make" or "do", combining form of facere.

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Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

complexify

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "complexify"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "complexify"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

complexify

Audio: North American pronunciation of "complexify"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=comple​18 word=complexify

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