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Definition of oversimplify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

oversimplify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsɪmpləˌfaɪ//
 
[transitive, intransitive] oversimplify (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oversimplify
 
he / she / it oversimplifies
 
past simple oversimplified
 
-ing form oversimplifying
 
 
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to describe a situation, a problem, etc. in a way that is too simple and ignores some of the facts It's easy to oversimplify the issues involved. an oversimplified view of human nature
oversimplification
 
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NAmE//ˌoʊvərˌsɪmpləfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, usually singular, uncountable] This is a gross oversimplification of the facts. compare simplification
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