[ oh-ver-sim-pluh-fahy ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ /
verb (used with or without object), o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing.
to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation.
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Related formso·ver·sim·pli·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for oversimplify
The author of this book recently told the BBC, “Fiction re-complicates what politicians wish to oversimplify.”
It is folly to attempt to oversimplify that which is of its nature complex.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for oversimplify
/ (ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to simplify (something) to the point of distortion or error
Derived Formsoversimplification, noun
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Word Origin and History for oversimplify
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