oversimplification(redirected from Fallacy of the single cause)
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v. o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies
To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.
o′ver·sim′pli·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||oversimplification - an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is|
simplification - elimination of superfluous details
|2.||oversimplification - a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)|
simplification - an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
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