Complex vs. Sophisticated

Complex vs. Sophisticated — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Complex and Sophisticated

Complexadjective

Consisting of interconnected or interwoven parts; composite

complex equipment with multiple components.

Sophisticatedadjective

Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement

a sophisticated businesswoman who is unlikely to be outmaneuvered.a sophisticated appraisal of the movie.

Complexadjective

Composed of two or more units

a complex carbohydrate.

Sophisticatedadjective

Very complex or complicated

the latest and most sophisticated technology.

Complexadjective

Difficult to understand for being intricate or involved; complicated

a complex problem.

Sophisticatedadjective

Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates

a sophisticated drama.
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Complexadjective

Consisting of at least one bound form. Used of a word.

Sophisticatedadjective

Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan.

Complexadjective

Consisting of an independent clause and at least one other independent or dependent clause. Used of a sentence.

Sophisticatedadjective

Elegant, refined.

Complexnoun

A whole composed of interconnected or interwoven parts

a complex of cities and suburbs.the military-industrial complex.

Sophisticatedadjective

Complicated, especially of complex technology.

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Complexnoun

A building or group of buildings used for a single purpose

a sports complex.

Sophisticatedadjective

Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral.

Complexnoun

In psychoanalysis, a group of related, often repressed ideas and impulses that compel characteristic or habitual patterns of thought, feelings, and behavior.

Sophisticatedadjective

Dishonest or misleading.

Complexnoun

An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear

has a complex about his weight.

Sophisticatedverb

simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate

Complexnoun

(Medicine) The combination of factors, symptoms, or signs of a disease or disorder that forms a syndrome.

Sophisticatedadjective

having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir faire;

sophisticated young socialitesa sophisticated audiencea sophisticated lifestylea sophisticated book

Complexadjective

Made up of multiple parts; composite; not simple.

a complex being; a complex idea

Sophisticatedadjective

ahead in development; complex or intricate;

advanced technologya sophisticated electronic control system

Complexadjective

Not simple, easy, or straightforward; complicated.

Sophisticatedadjective

marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel;

the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopoliteurbane and pliant...he was at ease even in the drawing rooms of Paris

Complexadjective

(mathematics) Of a number, of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is a square root of −1.

complex function

Sophisticatedadjective

intellectually appealing;

a sophisticated drama

Complexadjective

(geometry) A curve, polygon or other figure that crosses or intersects itself.

Complexnoun

A problem. en

Complexnoun

A network of interconnected systems.

military-industrial complex

Complexnoun

A collection of buildings with a common purpose, such as a university or military base.

Complexnoun

An assemblage of related things; a collection.

Complexnoun

(psychology) A psychological dislike or fear of a particular thing.

Jim has a real complex about working for a woman boss.

Complexnoun

An organized cluster of thunderstorms.

Complexnoun

(chemistry) A structure consisting of a central atom or molecule weakly connected to surrounding atoms or molecules.

Complexnoun

(math) A complex number.

Complexverb

To form a complex with another substance

Complexverb

(transitive) To complicate.

Complexnoun

a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts;

the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town

Complexnoun

a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

Complexnoun

(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

Complexnoun

a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

Complexadjective

complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts;

a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melodya complex mass of diverse laws and customs