1. a development that complicates a situation

    Synonyms : ramification
    Type Of : development
  2. puzzling complexity

    Synonyms : complicatedness, knottiness, tortuousness
    Type Of : complexity, complexness
  3. any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease

    Type Of : disease
    Examples :
    • bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis
  4. a situation or condition that is complex or confused

    Type Of : state of affairs, situation
    Examples :
    • her coming was a serious complication
  5. the act or process of complicating

    Type Of : interference, hindrance, hinderance