# 📝Time-adjusted complexity definition

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Ousterhout defines complexity as $C = \sum_{p} c_p t_p$ where

$c_p$—complexity of a part

$t_p$—time developers spend on this part

Time-adjusted complexity justifies pushing the complexity downward.

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Ousterhout defines complexity as $C = \sum_{p} c_p t_p$ where

$c_p$—complexity of a part

$t_p$—time developers spend on this part

Time-adjusted complexity justifies pushing the complexity downward.