Definition of simplify in English:

simplify

Syllabification: sim·pli·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈsimpləˌfī
 
/

verb (simplifies, simplifying, simplified)

[with object]
  • Make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand: an overhaul of court procedure to simplify litigation
    More example sentences
    • The two groups are working in partnership to simplify existing rules and information processes.
    • Huge steps were made in simplifying information access, mapping, and transformation.
    • Such a narrow view of the process of seeking information simplifies the conduct of research.
    Synonyms
    make simple/simpler, make easy/easier to understand, make plainer, clarify, make more comprehensible/intelligible; paraphrase

Derivatives

simplification

Pronunciation: /ˌsimpləfiˈkāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Certainly, there have been distortions and simplifications in British reporting on GM, just as there has been much careful, conscientious journalism.
  • The article goes into depth on each section of the pyramid, describing simplifications and fallacies.
  • This research demonstrates how wrong our simplifications can be.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French simplifier, from medieval Latin simplificare, from Latin simplus (see simple).

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