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for complexityFrom The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Complexity \Com*plex"i*ty\, n.; pl. Complexities. [Cf. F.
complexit['e].]
1. The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
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The objects of society are of the greatest possible
complexity. --Burke.
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2. That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
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Many-corridored complexities
Of Arthur's palace. --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
complexity
n 1: the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed
the complexity of modern computers" [syn: complexity,
complexness] [ant: simpleness, simplicity]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "complexity":
abstruseness, arduousness, bothersomeness, burdensomeness,
complication, convolution, crabbedness, crampedness, deepness,
difficultness, difficulty, esoterica, hairiness, hardness,
inscrutability, intricacy, involvement, knottiness, laboriousness,
onerousness, oppressiveness, profoundness, profundity,
reconditeness, rigor, rigorousness, ruggedness, strenuousness,
toilsomeness, toughness, troublesomeness
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
complexity
The level in difficulty in solving mathematically
posed problems as measured by the time, number of steps or
arithmetic operations, or memory space required (called time
complexity, computational complexity, and space complexity,
respectively).
The interesting aspect is usually how complexity scales with
the size of the input (the "{scalability"), where the size of
the input is described by some number N. Thus an algorithm
may have computational complexity O(N^2) (of the order of the
square of the size of the input), in which case if the input
doubles in size, the computation will take four times as many
steps. The ideal is a constant time algorithm (O(1)) or
failing that, O(N).
See also NP-complete.
(1994-10-20)
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