The state or quality of being complicated.
(uncountable) The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
(countable) That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.
The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
‘The objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity.’;
That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
‘Many-corridored complexitiesOf Arthur's palace.’;
the quality of being intricate and compounded;
‘he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers’;
Complexity characterises the behaviour of a system or model whose components interact in multiple ways and follow local rules, meaning there is no reasonable higher instruction to define the various possible interactions.The term is generally used to characterize something with many parts where those parts interact with each other in multiple ways, culminating in a higher order of emergence greater than the sum of its parts. The study of these complex linkages at various scales is the main goal of complex systems theory.