COMPLICATION
. s. f.
Assemblage, concours de plusieurs choses différentes. Il ne se dit guère qu'en parlant De crimes, de maladies, de malheurs. Cet homme a commis des vols et des homicides, il y a complication de crimes. Ce malade a la goutte et la pierre, il y a complication de maux. Complication de symptômes. Il a perdu son fils et sa fortune, voilà une grande complication de malheurs.   Il se dit aussi en parlant D'un tout, d'un assemblage dont les parties, plus ou moins nombreuses, ont entre elles des rapports multipliés et difficiles à saisir. Cette machine est d'une complication qui la rend très-difficile à construire. Il y a dans cette tragédie, dans ce roman, une trop grande complication d'aventures, d'incidents, etc.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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