Definition of simplicity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪmˈplɪsəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪmˈplɪsəti//
    (pl. simplicities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being easy to understand or use the relative simplicity of the new PC For the sake of simplicity, let's divide the discussion into two parts.
  2. 2[uncountable] (approving) the quality of being natural and plain the simplicity of the architecture the simplicity of country living
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] an aspect of something that is easy, natural or plain the simplicities of our old way of life
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French simplicite or Latin simplicitas, from simplex ‘single’, variant of simplus ‘simple’.Extra examples For simplicity, I shall continue to use the accepted term. For the sake of simplicity, we will focus on the two most common cases. Her views of the world have a childlike simplicity. His solution to the problem was simplicity itself. I find elegance in the simplicity of approach. The stage design is striking in its stark simplicity. For the sake of simplicity, let’s divide the discussion into two parts.Idioms to be very easy or plain Programming the video is simplicity itself.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: simplicity