for the sake of simplicity

idiom

: in order to make something simpler and easier
We have rounded off the numbers for the sake of simplicity.

Examples of for the sake of simplicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, for the sake of simplicity and numerical tractability, all simulations of planet formation assumed that in every collision of planetesimals, all the material from both colliders combined to form a new, bigger body. Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2016 Leondis, when reached via email, said that the Midway District’s inclusion in the coastal zone was not accidental — even if the boundary was drawn at the freeway for the sake of simplicity. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020 For years, for the sake of simplicity and numerical tractability, all simulations of planet formation assumed that in every collision of planetesimals, all the material from both colliders combined to form a new, bigger body. Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2016 Mathematicians will round numbers to various decimal places, treating 2.343839 as 2.3 for the sake of simplicity. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 24 Nov. 2010

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