simplify

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verb sim·pli·fy \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of simplify

simplified

;

simplifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make simple or simpler: such asa :  to reduce to basic essentialsb :  to diminish in scope or complexity :  streamline was urged to simplify management proceduresc :  to make more intelligible :  clarify

simplification

play \ˌsim-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

simplifier

play \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of simplify in a sentence

  1. Microwave ovens have simplified cooking.

  2. The new software should simplify the process.

  3. The forms have been simplified.

Origin and Etymology of simplify

French simplifier, from Medieval Latin simplificare, from simplus simple


First Known Use: 1759


SIMPLIFY Defined for English Language Learners

simplify

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verb sim·pli·fy \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of simplify for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) easier to do or understand


SIMPLIFY Defined for Kids

simplify

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verb sim·pli·fy \ˈsim-plə-ˌfī\

Definition of simplify for Students

simplified

;

simplifying

  1. :  to make simple or simpler :  make easier



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