complication Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "complication" - English Dictionary

See all translations

complicationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒm.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːm-/
C1 [C or U] something that makes a situation more difficult, or the act of doing this: Dave couldn't find his passport at the airport and then there were further complications when Fiona lost her baggage. If any complications arise, let me know and I'll help.C2 [C] an extra medical problem that makes it more difficult to treat an existing illness: If there are no complications, the doctor says that she'll be able to come home within two weeks.
(Definition of complication from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of complication?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “complication” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More