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Definition of labyrinth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    labyrinth

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈlæbərɪnθ//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a complicated series of paths, which it is difficult to find your way through We lost our way in the labyrinth of streets.
  2. 2(figurative) a labyrinth of rules and regulations compare maze
labyrinthine
 
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NAmE//ˌlæbəˈrɪnθən//
 
, NAmE//ˌlæbəˈrɪnθin//
 
adjective (formal) labyrinthine corridors labyrinthine legislation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: labyrinth