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Definition of Byzantine adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with Byzantium or the Eastern Roman Empire
  2. 2used to describe architecture of the 5th to the 15th centuries in the Byzantine Empire, especially churches with high central domes and mosaics
  3. 3byzantine (formal) (of an idea, a system, etc.) complicated, secret, and difficult to change an organization of byzantine complexity
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Byzantine