Meaning of simplex

sim•plex

Pronunciation: (sim'pleks), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -plex•es, -pli•ces
—adj.
  1. simple; consisting of or characterized by a single element.
  2. pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system permitting communication in only one direction at a time.
—n.
  1. a basic geometric element in a Euclidean space, being a line segment in one dimension, a triangle in two dimensions, a tetrahedron in three dimensions, and so on: used in topology and linear programming.
  2. an apartment having all the rooms on one floor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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