# simplify

[ sim-pluh-fahy ]

/ ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ /

### verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.

to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.

## Words nearby simplify

simplex, simplex method, simplicidentate, simplicity, simplicius, simplify, simplism, simplistic, simplon, simplon pass, simply

## Origin of simplify

## OTHER WORDS FROM simplify

## WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simplify

simple simplified simplisticDictionary.com Unabridged
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## British Dictionary definitions for simplification

simplify

/ (ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ) /

### verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to make less complicated, clearer, or easier

maths to reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc

## Derived forms of simplify

simplification, nounsimplificative, adjectivesimplifier, noun## Word Origin for simplify

C17: via French from Medieval Latin simplificāre, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make

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