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complex in Buildings topic

complexcom‧plex2 /ˈkɒmpleks $ ˈkɑːm-/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable]  1 TBBa group of buildings, or a large building with many parts, used for a particular purpose The town has one of the best leisure complexes in the country. a three-story apartment complex2 a complex of something3 MPWORRIEDan emotional problem in which someone is unnecessarily anxious about something or thinks too much about something I used to have a complex about my looks. inferiority complex, Oedipus complex, persecution complexCOLLOCATIONStypes of complex a leisure complex (=where you can play sports or relax)The new leisure complex includes a swimming pool, a sauna and a gym.a shopping complexSome old buildings were pulled down to make space for a new shopping complex.a sports complexThe sports complex also has six tennis courts.an entertainment complex (=with cinemas, restaurants and other places to go)There are plans for an entertainment complex with cinemas and a bowling alley.a holiday complex (=one where people go for holidays)The lively holiday complex has plenty of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants.a housing/residential complex (=for people to live in)Architects designed the residential complexes near the beach.a retail/commercial complex (=for shops, businesses, or industries)a ten-screen movie theater and retail complexan office/museum/hospital etc complexa 120-acre office complex near Las Vegasan apartment complex American Englisha luxury apartment complex on Fulton Street
Examples from the Corpus
complexI don't think you fully understood the complexity of his argument.Schneider manages an apartment complex in suburban Denver.Driving through the mine is like visiting some futuristic industrial complex on another planet.The military-industrial complex has been analysed from both of these perspectives.Middlesbrough Council says the £1.2m Anchor International complex will provide 30 jobs and a valuable community facility.Papp turned the old library into a huge six-screen movie complex.Selection can be simple, based on the value of one key, or complex, based on a number of keys.DNA-protein complexes were analysed on 5% polyacrylamide gels.I call it the Stalingrad complex.First, I would change the date to June 30 as a reminder of Tunguska and the Taurid complex.The underground complex had been built in summer, the construction teams working in three shifts round the dock.leisure complexesNowadays, prisons are like leisure complexes, with snooker tables and televisions.For clubs in decent pitches though, offices or leisure complexes on part of their land can also provide cash.