American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition or quality of being intricate; complexity.
- n. Something intricate: the intricacies of a census form.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; maze.
- n. The state or quality of being intricate or entangled;
- n. Perplexity; involution; complication; complexity;
- n. That which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved
- n. marked by elaborately complex detail
“Again and again another layer of intricacy is revealed, proving that something as small as a story can be as satisfying and moving as a Russian novel.”
“But besides the complicated character of the general subject, as it presents itself to the minds of children -- that is, the intricacy to them of the question when there must be a strict correspondence between the words spoken and an actual reality, and when they may rightly represent mere images or fancies of the mind -- there is another great difficulty in their way, one that is very little considered and often, indeed, not at all understood by parents -- and that is, that in the earliest years the distinction between realities and mere fancies of the mind is very indistinctly drawn.”
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind
“One of the leading reasons for the slow pace is the "intricacy" of the procedure and the fact that it involves quite a number of roleplayers who each have to perform in order for the process to move forward, the report says.”
“He wants the reader to involve him/herself in the "intricacy" of design, to find in the tracing out of the incremental, spiralling pattern a source of interest at least as compelling as character identification, if not more so, since Powers's novels make it clear that the writer's job is not merely to tell stories and evoke characters, but to use such things as story and character to make something fresh from the form, to find the means to unite story, character, and theme with form in a way that is mutually reinforcing: character is tied to the evolving revelations of form, formal ingenuity itself embodies and discloses theme.”
“We like the intricacy and the vastness of the world in which we live.”
“This is music once generally conducted at a far easier tempo, but such intricacy is very much par for the course for today's post/math-rock band, as they explore every possible path out of the post-hardcore rut.”
“Simply put, the screenplay represents a brilliant blend of simplicity and intricacy, in a moving portrait of life, love, family and tragedy, as it touches us all.”
“Encountering the art of Roxy Paine, we always expect to be dazzled by the technical intricacy and detail of the work, while being seduced by it's beauty to closely approach despite a hint of menace.”
“The staging is complex and its intricacy continuously forces the audience to stay out of any sort of usual playgoer comfort zone.”
“These include a pair of 12-foot-high doors, liberated from a palace burned down in 1908, and the entry porch to a temple—all carved with impressive intricacy—as well as a replica of a cremation pavilion.”
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