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Meaning of COMPLICATION

Pronunciation:  `kâmplu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act or process of complicating
  2. [n]  puzzling complexity
  3. [n]  a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
  4. [n]  a situation or condition that is complex or confused; "her coming was a serious complication"
  5. [n]  any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease; "bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis"
 

COMPLICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: complicatedness, knottiness, ramification
 
 See Also: complexity, complexness, development, disease, hindrance, interference, situation, state of affairs

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. compliasion: cf. F.
complication.]
1. The act or process of complicating; the state of being
   complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts;
   entanglement; complexity.

         A complication of diseases.           --Macaulay.

         Through and beyond these dark complications of the
         present, the New England founders looked to the
         great necessities of future times.    --Palfrey.

2. (Med.) A disease or diseases, or adventitious
   circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying
   a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

 
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