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The tendency to oversimplify an issue or a problem by ignoring complexities or complications.
[French simplisme, from simple, simple, from Old French; see simple.]
sim•plism(ˈsɪm plɪz əm)
an act or instance of oversimplification, esp. in the analysis of a problem.
the tendency to concentrate on a single part of an argument and to ignore or exclude all complicating factors. — simplistic, adj.See also: Argumentation
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|Noun||1.||simplism - a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)|
simplification - an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
|2.||simplism - an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is|
simplification - elimination of superfluous details