- complications1) N-COUNT A complication is a problem or difficulty that makes a situation harder to deal with.
The age difference was a complication to the relationship...
An added complication is the growing concern for the environment.2) N-COUNT A complication is a medical problem that occurs as a result of another illness or disease.
Blindness is a common complication of diabetes...
He died of complications from a heart attack.
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complication — [ kɔ̃plikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1377; bas lat. complicatio, de complicare → compliquer 1 ♦ Caractère de ce qui est compliqué. La complication d un mécanisme. ⇒ complexité. L inutile complication de ce logiciel. ⇒ difficulté. La situation est d une… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Complication — may refer to: Complication (medicine), an infrequent and unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a medical treatment Complication (horology), a special feature in a mechanical clock Complication , a track from The Fragile by… … Wikipedia
complication — COMPLICATION. s. fém. Assemblage, concours de choses de différente nature. Il ne se dit qu en parlant De crimes, de maladies, de malheurs. Cet homme a commis plusieurs vols et plusieurs homicides, il y a complication de crimes. Ce malade a la… … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
Complication — 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. [1913 Webster] A complication of diseases.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
complication — early 15c., from M.Fr. complication, from L. complicationem (nom. complicatio), noun of action from pp. stem of complicare to fold together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + plicare to fold, weave (see PLY (Cf. ply) (v.)). Meaning … Etymology dictionary
complication — Complication. s. f. v. Meslange de maladies ou de crimes de differente nature. Complication de maladies, de crimes … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
complication — I noun aggravation, bafflement, barrier, complexity, complexness, complexus, complicated state, confusion, development, difficulty, dilemma, entanglement, hindrance, imbroglio, impediment, implicatio, incomprehensibility, inextricability,… … Law dictionary
complication — [n] difficult situation aggravation, complexity, confusion, development, difficulty, dilemma, drawback, embarrassment, entanglement, factor, intricacy, obstacle, problem, snag, web; concepts 230,674 Ant. ease, peace, simplicity … New thesaurus
complication — ► NOUN 1) a circumstance that complicates something; a difficulty. 2) an involved or confused state. 3) Medicine a secondary disease or condition aggravating an already existing one … English terms dictionary
complication — [käm΄pli kā′shən] n. 1. the act of complicating, or making involved 2. a complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts 3. a complicating factor or occurrence as in the plot of a story or in the unfolding … English World dictionary
complication — noun 1 problem ADJECTIVE ▪ major ▪ added, additional, further ▪ undue, unnecessary ▪ political … Collocations dictionary