Definition of intricate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪntrɪkət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntrɪkət//
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having a lot of different parts and small details that fit together intricate patterns an intricate network of loyalties and relationships Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin intricat- ‘entangled’, from the verb intricare, from in- ‘into’ + tricae ‘tricks, perplexities’.Extra examples an amazingly intricate structure It is difficult to describe the intricate network of loyalties and relationships. The building has intricate geometric designs on several of the walls.
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