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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pli·ca·tion /ˌkɑmpləˈkeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pli·ca·tion /ˌkɑmpləˈkeʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pli·ca·tion n.
 1. The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.
    A complication of diseases.   --Macaulay.
    Through and beyond these dark complications of the present, the New England founders looked to the great necessities of future times.   --Palfrey.
 2. Med. A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act or process of complicating
      2: a situation or condition that is complex or confused; "her
         coming was a serious complication"
      3: any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or
         because of) another disease; "bed sores are a common
         complication in cases of paralysis"
      4: a development that complicates a situation; "the court's
         decision had many unforeseen ramifications" [syn: ramification]
      5: puzzling complexity [syn: complicatedness, knottiness]