oversimplify definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To streamline to the level of causing misrepresentation, myth, or mistake.
    • to simplify overly so as to distort or misrepresent; -- of realities, assertions, or communications.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To cause distortion or mistake by severe simplification of a subject.
  • verb:
    • To explain or present something in a way that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand.
    • simplify to an excessive degree
    • make also easy

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