How and why do we tag the complexity and severity to a defect?

Normally, the complexity of a defect

The severity of a defect, in the context of testing, refers to the effect the defect has on the software product/system. So for each defect, we need to identify like how critical the defect is, and how much effect it is going to have on our product. A defect that completely hampers or blocks testing of the product can be considered as a critical defect. When a defect has only minor or no effect on the final result of the product, we can consider it as a low defect.

Defect Priority and Severity levels

(Pic source: http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-set-defect-priority-and-severity-with-defect-triage-process/)

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