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Definition of maze noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a system of paths separated by walls or hedges built in a park or garden, that is designed so that it is difficult to find your way through We got lost in the maze. (figurative) The building is a maze of corridors. The old city is a delightful maze for the modern tourist. compare labyrinth
  2. 2[usually singular] a large number of complicated rules or details that are difficult to understand Many applicants for the grant are put off by the maze of questions and conditions. a maze of regulations
  3. 3a printed puzzle in which you have to draw a line that shows a way through a complicated pattern of lines
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