Byzantine vs involved what difference

what is difference between Byzantine and involved

English

Adjective

byzantine (comparative more byzantine, superlative most byzantine)

  1. Alternative spelling of Byzantine
    • 2008, Dan Bilefsky, Fears of New Ethnic Conflict in Bosnia, New York Times
      The result is a byzantine system of government directed by 160 ministers, a structure that absorbs 50 percent of Bosnia’s gross domestic product of $15 billion, according to the World Bank.

Noun

byzantine (plural byzantines)

  1. (historical) A byzant (coin).

French

Adjective

byzantine

  1. feminine singular of byzantin

Latin

Adjective

byzantīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of byzantīnus


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈvɑlvd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈvɒlvd/
  • Hyphenation: in‧volved

Adjective

involved (comparative more involved, superlative most involved)

  1. complicated.
    He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
    • 1915, W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, ch. 43
      Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
  2. Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
    He was involved in the project for three years.
    He got involved in a bar fight.
    When the family wrapped up my father’s will, no one tried to make me feel involved.
  3. Having an affair with someone.

Derived terms

  • involvedly
  • involvedness

Translations

Verb

involved

  1. simple past tense and past participle of involve
    The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.

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