simplex

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Adjective[edit]

simplex (not comparable)

  1. Single, simple; not complex.
  2. (telecommunications) unidirectional

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Noun[edit]

simplex (plural simplexes or simplices)

  1. (geometry, algebraic topology) An analogue in any dimension of the triangle or tetrahedron: the convex hull of n+1 points in n-dimensional space.
  2. (linguistics) A simple word, one without affixes.
    • 1978, Helga Harries-Delisle, Contrastive Emphasis and Cleft Sentences, in Universals of Human Language, edited by Joseph H. Greenberg, ISBN 0804709696, page 460:
      The only indication that 139. is a simplex is the sentence intonation and the absence of a break between the verb and the subject.

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Latin[edit]

Latin multipliers
simplex duplex
cardinal number : ūnus

ordinal number : prīmus
adverbial number : semel
distributive number : singulī

Etymology[edit]

From the same root as semel + plicō (I fold).

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Adjective[edit]

simplex m, f, n (genitive simplicis); third declension

  1. single
  2. simple, plain, uncompounded
  3. pure, unmixed
  4. frank, open, without guile

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative simplex simplex simplicēs simplicia
genitive simplicis simplicis simplicium simplicium
dative simplicī simplicī simplicibus simplicibus
accusative simplicem simplex simplicēs simplicia
ablative simplicī simplicī simplicibus simplicibus
vocative simplex simplex simplicēs simplicia

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