verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.
- simplon pass,
Origin of simplify
Examples from the Web for simplification
Mitt Romney, meanwhile, thinks that simplification is the answer.
Nothing is more interesting to note in modern airships than the simplification of the method of car suspension.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
They hope, therefore, to derive some side-profits from the simplification of woman's dress.The Intelligence of Woman|W. L. George
He advocated the revision and simplification of the whole code of laws—an idea afterwards carried out by the First Napoleon.Character|Samuel Smiles
Like Millet, he had in an eminent degree the gift of simplification, the greatest quality that an artist can have.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
My mother asked Mr. Merivale if we might come down and see the simplification of life on its native heath.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for simplify
1680s, from Middle French simplification "act or process of simplifying," from simplifier (see simplify).
1650s, from French simplifier "to make simpler" (15c.), from Medieval Latin simplificare "to simplify," from Latin simplex "simple" (see simplex) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to make easier to do" is from 1759. Related: Simplified; simplifying.