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- adj. Describing the geometry of differentiable manifolds equipped with a closed, nondegenerate 2-form
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Plaiting or joining together; -- said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the suspensorium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Placed in or among, or put between, as if ingrained or woven in: specifically noting a bone of the lower jaw of fishes interposed between others.
- n. A bone of the lower jaw or mandibular arch of some vertebrates, as fishes, between the hyomandibular bone above and the quadrate bone below, forming an inferior ossification of the suspensorium of the lower jaw, articulated or ankylosed with the quadrate or its representative. Also called mesotympanic. See cuts under palatoquadrate and teleost.
Calque of complex, by Hermann Weyl. Complex comes from the Latin complexus ("braided together") (from com- ("together") + plectere ("to weave, braid")), while symplectic comes from the corresponding Ancient Greek sym-plektos (συμ (sym), variant of σύν (syn) + πλεκτικός (plektikós), from πλέκω (plekō)). In both cases the suffix comes from Proto-Indo-European *plek-. (Wiktionary)