Definitions for oversimplifyˌoʊ vərˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•sim•pli•fyˌoʊ vərˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ(v.t.; v.i.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation.


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversimplify(verb)

    simplify to an excessive degree

    "Don't oversimplify the problem"

  2. oversimplify(verb)

    make too simple

    "Don't oversimplify the instructions"


  1. oversimplify(Verb)

    To explain or present something in a way that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand.


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