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English Dictionary: perplexity by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
perplexity
n
  1. trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Perplexity \Per*plex"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Perplexities}. [L.
      perplexitas: cf. F. perplexit[82].]
      The quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled;
      complication; intricacy; entanglement; distraction of mind
      through doubt or difficulty; embarrassment; bewilderment;
      doubt.
  
               By their own perplexities involved, They ravel more.
                                                                              --Milton.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   perplexity
  
      The {geometric mean} of the number of words which may follow
      any given word for a certain {lexicon} and {grammar}.
  
  
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