intricacy

  • 1 Intricacy — In tri*ca*cy, n.; pl. {Intricacies}. [From {Intricate}.] The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; that which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 intricacy — index complex (entanglement), complication, entanglement (confusion), involution, predicament Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 intricacy — c.1600, from INTRICATE (Cf. intricate) + ACY (Cf. acy) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 intricacy — ► NOUN (pl. intricacies) 1) the quality of being intricate. 2) (intricacies) details …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 intricacy — [in′tri kə sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being intricate; complexity 2. pl. intricacies something intricate; involved matter, proceeding, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 intricacy — UK [ˈɪntrɪkəsɪ] / US noun Word forms intricacy : singular intricacy plural intricacies 1) intricacies [plural] the complicated parts or details of something such as a system or problem intricacy of: She was familiar with the intricacies of… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 intricacy — in|tri|ca|cy [ ıntrıkəsi ] noun 1. ) intricacies plural the complicated parts or details of something such as a system or problem: intricacy of: She was familiar with the intricacies of international law. 2. ) uncount a complicated and detailed… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 intricacy — [[t]ɪ̱ntrɪkəsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N of n Intricacy is the state of being made up of many small parts or details. Garments are priced from $100 to several thousand dollars, depending on the intricacy of the work. Syn: complexity …

    English dictionary

  • 9 intricacy — noun VERB + INTRICACY ▪ comprehend, grasp, learn, master, understand, unravel ▪ I ve never mastered the intricacies of ballroom dancing. PHRASES …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 intricacy — in|tri|ca|cy [ˈıntrıkəsi] n plural intricacies 1.) the intricacies of sth the complicated details of something ▪ the intricacies of private banking 2.) [U] the state of containing a large number of parts or details ▪ designs of amazing intricacy… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 intricacy — noun 1 (countable usually plural) one of the small parts or details that together form a pattern, system, method etc: the intricacies of: I still haven t mastered the intricacies of the filing system. 2 (U) the state of containing a large number… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 intricacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1602 1. the quality or state of being intricate 2. something intricate < the intricacies of a plot > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 intricacy — /in tri keuh see/, n., pl. intricacies. 1. intricate character or state. 2. an intricate part, action, etc: intricacies of the law. [1595 1605; INTRIC(ATE) + ACY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 intricacy — noun a) The state or quality of being intricate or entangled; b) Perplexity; involution; complication; complexity; …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 intricacy — Synonyms and related words: abstruseness, arduousness, bothersomeness, burdensomeness, complexity, complexness, complication, convolution, crabbedness, crampedness, deepness, difficultness, difficulty, entanglement, esoterica, hairiness, hardness …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 intricacy — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. complication, elaborateness, complexity; see confusion 2 , difficulty 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something complex: complexity, complication. See SIMPLE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 intricacy — in·tri·ca·cy || ɪntrɪkÉ™sɪ n. state of being complex; complexity, complication, entanglement …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 intricacy — [ ɪntrɪkəsi] noun (plural intricacies) 1》 the quality of being intricate. 2》 (intricacies) details …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 intricacy — n. Perplexity, complexity, complication, entanglement, involution, obscurity, difficulty, intricateness …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 intricacy — n intricateness, complexity, complexness, knottiness; perplexity, nonplus, puzzlement, enigma, puzzle, riddle, conundrum; labyrinth, maze, anfractu osity, tortuosity; snarl, knot, Gordian knot, tangled web, web …

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