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Meaning of complication

com•pli•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (kom"pli-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of complicating.
  2. a complicated or involved state or condition.
  3. a complex combination of elements or things.
  4. something that introduces, usually unexpectedly, some difficulty, problem, change, etc.: Because of the complications involved in traveling during the strike, we decided to postpone our trip.
  5. a concurrent disease, accident, or adverse reaction that aggravates the original disease.
  6. the act of forming a unified idea or impression from a number of sense data, memories, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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