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from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ complex

Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • Plants and trees are hypercomplex, like the climate.

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  • Plants and trees are hypercomplex, like the climate.

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

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  • 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.

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