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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or quality of being intricate; complexity.
  • n. Something intricate: the intricacies of a census form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; maze.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. marked by elaborately complex detail

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