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.
- hyper- + complex (Wiktionary)
“This means that if we represent a rotation around the vertical by some "hypercomplex" number”
“If hypercomplex systems were predictable, NASA would have foolproof space shuttles --- because they are a lot simpler than the climate.”
“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.”
“Plants and trees are hypercomplex, like the climate.”
“If hypercomplex systems were predictable, NASA would have foolproof space shuttles — because they are a lot simpler than the climate.”
“A quaternion is, in fact, a generalized or hypercomplex number ...”
“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?”
“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.”
“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”
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