com·pli·ca·tion /ˌkɑmpləˈkeʃən/ 名詞
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.
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]