oversimplification


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o·ver·sim·pli·fy

 (ō′vər-sĭm′plə-fī′)
v. o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies
v.tr.
To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
v.intr.
To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.

o′ver·sim′pli·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
o′ver·sim′pli·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

oversimplification

[ˌəʊvəsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nsimplificación f excesiva

oversimplification

[ˌəʊvərsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nsimplification f hâtive

oversimplification

[ˌəʊvəˌsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] neccessiva semplificazione f
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