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"complicated" in British English

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complicatedadjective

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˈkɑːm.plɪ.keɪ.t̬ɪd/
B1 involving a lot of different ​parts, in a way that is ​difficult to ​understand: complicated ​instructions I had to ​fill in this really complicated ​form. The ​rules are ​rather complicated to ​follow. The ​relationship is a ​bit complicated. He's my mother's cousin's daughter's ​child.

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(Definition of complicated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"complicated" in American English

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complicatedadjective

 us   /ˈkɑm·plɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/
having many ​parts that are ​organized in a way that may be ​difficult to ​understand: a complicated ​machine/​process He gave me ​directions, but they were so complicated I got ​lost.
(Definition of complicated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “complicated”
in Arabic مُعَقَّد…
in Korean 복잡한…
in Portuguese complicado, confuso…
in Catalan complicat…
in Japanese 分かりにくい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复杂的, 麻烦的, 费解的…
in Turkish karmaşık, zor…
in Russian сложный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複雜的, 麻煩的, 費解的…
in Italian complicato…
in Polish skomplikowany…
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