Definitions for "Complexity"
A term often used to describe blended coffees but not restricted to them. If a coffee has good complexity it should have a harmonious multiplicity of taste sensations.
A professional tasting term which describes coffees whose taste sensations shift and layer pleasurably giving the impression of depth and resonance.
The primary and secondary fruit characters, which influence the aromas and flavours of the wine.
The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
Unnecessary work; any activity that makes a work process more complicated without adding value to the resulting product or service.
An ill-defined term that means many things to many people. Complex things are neither random nor regular, but hover somewhere in between. Intuitively, complexity is a measure of how interesting something is. Other types of complexity may be well defined; see the index for other references.
The term "low complexity sequence" may be thought of as synonymous with regions of locally biased amino acid composition. In these regions, the sequence composition deviates from the random model thatunderlies the calculation of the statistical significance (P-value) of an alignment. Such alignments among low complexity sequences are statistically but not biologically significant, i.e., one cannot infer homology (common ancestry) or functional similarity.
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] A measure of the amount of information necessary to describe a given system or phenomenon. Notice that long sequences of random numbers are highly complex, so that complexity per se is not sufficient to generate the patterns typical of biological structures.
The minimum amount of resources (like time or memory) it needs to solve a problem/execute an algorithm/accomplish a task. See Also .
The quality of being hard to separate, analyze, or solve, or being composed of many parts. It is believed that a myriad of both genetic and environmental aspects often contribute to behavior and therefore lead to such a complexity in determining the 'cause.' See also 'Nature v. nurture'.
(n.) a measure of time or space used by an algorithm. Without adjective this refers to time complexity.
The study of complex phenomena in natural systems. Basic themes include the dynamics, interactions, emergence, adaptation, learning, and evolution of a system.
domain of emergent properties and non-linear relationships between factors; unlike chaos, which is inherently uncertain, may often create an illusion of predictability, especially where linear analysis is applied within a short-term, narrow set of assumptions
We can say there are two kinds of complexity. Detail Complexity is when there are many variables. Dynamic Complexity is situations where cause and effect are subtle, and where the effects over time of interventions are not obvious.
The confluence of breadth and depth with requisite skills implied in either the standards or the assessments (e.g., more complex standards and assessments require more requisite skills that are more advanced). Technical Working Group on Large-Scale Assessments for Special Education. (2005).
In molecular genetics, used to describe a DNA molecule or a mixture of DNA molecules. It is the length of the sequence without including any sequence repetition.
a non-repetitive pattern.
The number of steps involved in the service performance and subsequently depicted in the service blueprint.
In services marketing, the number of steps required to perform a service. p. 632
The number of species at each trophic level and the number of trophic levels in a community.
IEEE] The degree to which a system or component has a design or implementation that is difficult to understand and verify. Pertaining to any of a set of structure based metrics that measure the attribute in (1).
no change from common usage. Complexity in assembly is measured by the difference between theoretical minimum operation times and projected actual operation times.
determined by the number of factors, the rate of change of those factors and the ease of identification of the factors in a situation.