Simplex



adjective
1.
simple; consisting of or characterized by a single element.
2.
pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system permitting communication in only one direction at a time.
noun, plural simplexes, simplices
[sim-pluh-sees] /ˈsɪm pləˌsis/ (Show IPA)
3.
Mathematics. a basic geometric element in a Euclidean space, being a line segment in one dimension, a triangle in two dimensions, a tetrahedron in three dimensions, and so on: used in topology and linear programming.
4.
an apartment having all the rooms on one floor.
adjective
1.
permitting the transmission of signals in only one direction in a radio circuit, etc Compare duplex
noun
2.
(linguistics) a simple not a compound word
3.
(geometry) the most elementary geometric figure in Euclidean space of a given dimension; a line segment in one-dimensional space or a triangle in two-dimensional space

1. Used to describe a communications channel that can only ever carry a signal in one direction, like a one-way street. Television is an example of (broadcast) simplex communication.
Opposite: duplex.
2. The simplex method.
(2001-07-21)

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