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simplify

[ sim-pluh-fahy ]
/ 藞s瑟m pl蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), sim路pli路fied, sim路pli路fy路ing.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.
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Origin of simplify

1645鈥55; <French simplifier<Medieval Latin simplific膩re to make simple, equivalent to Latin simpli- (combining form of simplussimple) + -fic膩re-fy

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simplify

simple, simplified , simplistic
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British Dictionary definitions for simplify

simplify
/ (藞s瑟mpl瑟藢fa瑟) /

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 simplific膩re, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make
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