a sentence containing one or more dependent clauses in addition to the main clause, as When the bell rings (dependent clause), walk out (main clause).
(grammar) a sentence containing at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
A sentence that contains one main clause or independent clause and at least one subordinate clause or dependent clause: “Although I am tired (subordinate clause), I want to go to the midnight movie (main clause).” (See subordination; compare compound sentence, compound-complex sentence, and simple sentence.)
noun, Mathematics. 1. a variable to which complex numbers may be assigned as value.
- Complex wave
noun 1. (physics) a waveform consisting of a fundamental frequency with superimposed harmonics
[kuh m-plahy-uh-buh l] /kəmˈplaɪ ə bəl/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
[kuh m-plahy-uh ns] /kəmˈplaɪ əns/ noun 1. the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding. 2. a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way. 3. conformity; accordance: in compliance with orders. 4. cooperation or obedience: Compliance with the law is expected of all. 5. Physics. /kəmˈplaɪəns/ noun 1. the act […]
[kuh m-plahy-uh n-see] /kəmˈplaɪ ən si/ noun, plural compliancies. 1. (defs 1, 2, 4).