Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing any of several types of higher dimensional numbers having some characteristics of complex numbers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed of a number of imaginaries or complex quantities. Thus, a quantity ai + bj + etc., where a, b, etc., are complex scalars, while i, j, etc., are peculiar units, having their proper multiplication-table, is a hypercomplex quantity.

Etymologies

hyper- +‎ complex (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This means that if we represent a rotation around the vertical by some "hypercomplex" number

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • If hypercomplex systems were predictable, NASA would have foolproof space shuttles --- because they are a lot simpler than the climate.

    Sound Politics: Faith-based initiatives

  • Many are hypercomplex and rely on rare ingredients that few of us would have any luck finding -- but again, this is par for the course in the world of culinary cocktails.

    Women Behind Bars

  • Plants and trees are hypercomplex, like the climate.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • If hypercomplex systems were predictable, NASA would have foolproof space shuttles — because they are a lot simpler than the climate.

    Unthreaded #3 « Climate Audit

  • A quaternion is, in fact, a generalized or hypercomplex number ...

    Chapter 4

  • "You know the formalism of your mathematics which defines a particle and converts it into an antiparticle simply by rotating the hypercomplex system of co-ordinates?"

    The Ghosts of Gol

  • And perhaps he had seen, too, that the time Ruiz%Sanchez had devoted to the elaborate, capriciously hypercomplex case of conscience in the Joyce novel had been time wasted; there was a much simpler case, one of the classical situations, which applied if Ruiz%Sanchez could only see it.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • My guess is that the health care "industry" will unravel in the years ahead under the weight of its own hypercomplexity just as all the other hypercomplex systems of normal American life

    Bill Totten's Weblog

  • Yes, we realize it's odd to evoke football whilst discussing a band as ethereal as iNFiNiEN, but consider this: Hollenberg, who doubles in the hypercomplex grindcore group Cleric, comes at music from a metal and psychedelic background.

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