A watch with other functions besides time-keeping. For example, a chronograph is a watch complication. Other complications coveted by watch collectors include: minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, or split second chronograph.

Com`pli*ca"tion (?), n. [L. compliasion: cf. F. complication.]

1.

The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entaglement; complexity.

A complication of diseases. Macaulay.

Through and beyond these dark complications of the present, the New England founders looked to the great necessities of future times. Palfrey.

2. Med.

A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

 

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