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Definition 1: a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire - [noun denoting person]

(byzantine is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Asia

(... is a member of byzantine) a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395

(... is a member of byzantine) an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital

Definition 2: of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 3: of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where byzantine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Byzantine monks
  • Byzantine rites

Definition 4: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where byzantine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Byzantine tax structure
  • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
  • convoluted legal language
  • convoluted reasoning
  • the plot was too involved
  • a knotty problem
  • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
  • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
  • tortuous legal procedures
  • tortuous negotiations lasting for months

Synonyms for byzantine in the sense of this definition

(byzantine is similar to ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

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