Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively complex.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ complex

Examples

  • Clark blames the problem on "overcomplex" software that has dragged down the technical despatch reliability from the 98. 5% target to the "96-97%" level.

    HEADLINES

  • I thought my sentences were overcomplex, but at least I don't perpetrate monstrosities like that.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)

  • Brian Lightman, leader of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), tweets: "Idea that schools are the cause of the problems with our overcomplex, adversarial SEN assessment system is simplistic."

    Crib sheet 14.09.10

  • VLC is for the large chunk of the windows populous a vastly overcomplex frontend to libavcodec which is the core of ffdshow.

    The Windows Apps You Never Need To Install - Anil Dash

  • The bodies of Ague victims are inactive while their internal forces cope with the overcomplex proteins; they will eventually break them down if the constitution concerned is elastic enough: "Another little protein won't do us any harm," Miss Payne quotes.

    Starship

  • Sarah Brooks, head of financial services at the government watchdog Consumer Focus, said that banks are offering ''overcomplex'' products with "unfair and hidden charges".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I also thought of advising you to build or buy a closed-circuit burglar alarm that would be tripped when the electrical contact between the hose connector and the faucet was broken, but that seemed a bit overcomplex.

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  • But big industry and big finance, which control big government, want you either to scale down on obsolete technology, as is the case here, or go to Hybrids, which are overcomplex ways to do the same thing which could be done at lower cost with electrics.

    Autoblog Green

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