What does simplicity mean?

Definitions for simplicity
sɪmˈplɪs ɪ tisim·plic·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    the quality of being simple or uncompounded

    "the simplicity of a crystal"

  2. simplicity, simpleness, simple mindedness(noun)

    a lack of penetration or subtlety

    "they took advantage of her simplicity"

  3. simplicity, simmpleness(noun)

    absence of affectation or pretense

  4. ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

    "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

Wiktionary

  1. simplicity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  2. simplicity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  3. simplicity(Noun)

    Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  4. simplicity(Noun)

    Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  5. simplicity(Noun)

    Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  6. simplicity(Noun)

    Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  7. simplicity(Noun)

    An act or instance of foolishness.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simplicity(noun)

    the quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  2. Simplicity(noun)

    the quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  3. Simplicity(noun)

    artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  4. Simplicity(noun)

    freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  5. Simplicity(noun)

    freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  6. Simplicity(noun)

    weakness of intellect; silliness; folly

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

Freebase

  1. Simplicity

    Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. It usually relates to the burden which a thing puts on someone trying to explain or understand it. Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated. Alternatively, as Herbert A. Simon suggested, something is simple or complex depending on the way we choose to describe it... In some uses, simplicity can be used to imply beauty, purity, or clarity. Simplicity may also be used in a negative connotation to denote a deficit or insufficiency of nuance or complexity of a thing, relative to what is supposed to be required. The concept of simplicity has been related to truth in the field of epistemology. According to Occam's razor, all other things being equal, the simplest theory is the most likely to be true. In the context of human lifestyle, simplicity can denote freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. Specifically, it can refer to a simple living lifestyle. Simplicity is a theme in the Christian religion. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, God is infinitely simple. The Roman Catholic and Anglican religious orders of Franciscans also strive after simplicity. Members of the Religious Society of Friends practice the Testimony of Simplicity, which is the simplifying of one's life in order to focus on things that are most important and disregard or avoid things that are least important.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simplicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simplicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of simplicity in a Sentence

  1. Tuesday Cornell:

    We know that to compete today speed and simplicity are critically important, executing on this plan will translate to growth.

  2. Yves Saint Laurent:

    I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

  3. Aristotle:

    It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Simplicity, not cleverness, can be the source of happiness.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

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