Definition of simplex in English:

simplex

adjective

technical
  • 1Composed of or characterized by a single part or structure.

    • ‘If QTL mapping is performed for a trait measured at a single point, the simplex algorithm, although simple to implement, uses a longer time and, hence, displays no advantage, as compared to the EM algorithm.’
    • ‘Their results on relative power of different family structures for simplex traits confirm our simulation findings.’
    1. 1.1(of a communications system, computer circuit, etc.) only allowing transmission of signals in one direction at a time.
      • ‘If two simplex circuits are combined as shown in Figure 3, a third telephone circuit can be obtained over two pairs of wires.’

noun

  • A simple or uncompounded word.

    • ‘A root word is usually called either a simple word or a simplex.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin, literally single variant of simplus simple.

Pronunciation:

simplex

/ˈsimpleks/