**Complexity bias**is the belief that complex solutions are better than simple ones. The term denotes an irrational preference for complexity over simple approaches that are faster, cheaper and safer. The following are common examples:

## Jargon

The assumption that someone knows what they are talking about because they use obscure terminology and big words.## Math

The assumption that complex math must be accurate and more valuable than a qualitative insight.## Software

A preference for highly complex software to satisfy requirements that are comparatively simple.Overview: Complexity Bias | ||

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Definition | The assumption that complexity always outperforms simplicity. | |

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