# simplify

[sim-pluh-fahy]

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

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## Origin of simplify

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### Historical Examples of unsimplified

(a) Cost of retention of unsimplified form: Remembering to add this -n.

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## simplify

- 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

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## Word Origin for simplify

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

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## Word Origin and History for unsimplified

## 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.

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