complication

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English[edit]

watch with various complications (5)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French complication, from Latin complicatio, complicationem.

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Noun[edit]

complication (countable and uncountable, plural complications)

  1. The act or process of complicating.
  2. The state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; complexity.
  3. A person who doesn't fit in with the main scheme of things; an interloper.
  4. (medicine) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
  5. (horology) A feature beyond basic time display in a timepiece.
    • 2013, Stacy Perman, A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 35:
      Obsessed, he was after a watch that contained the greatest number of complications in the boldest combinations in the smallest space imaginable.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin complicatio, complicationem.

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Noun[edit]

complication f (plural complications)

  1. complication

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Noun[edit]

complication (plural complicationes)

  1. complication