Definition of Oversimplification

1. Noun. An act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is.

Exact synonyms: Simplism
Generic synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Oversimplify



2. Noun. A simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation).
Exact synonyms: Simplism
Generic synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Oversimplify

Definition of Oversimplification

1. Noun. An explanation that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand. ¹

2. Noun. The process of making such an explanation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Oversimplification

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1. Opposition and Dissent in Contemporary China by Peter R. Moody (1977)
"Mao may conveniently be held to represent the radical trend and Liu the moderate trend, if we remember that this is an oversimplification and that Liu and ..."

2. Meta-Analysis of Drug Abuse Prevention Programs edited by William J. Bukoski (1998)
"oversimplification of Research It is tempting to see meta-analysis' ... Such oversimplification does gross injustice to hard-fought debates in a field. ..."

3. Modern French Legal Philosophy by Alfred Fouillée, Alfred Jules Emile Fouillee (1916)
"The Tendency to oversimplification: Fictions of Unity and Opposition. This rapid examination of the principal ideas that come into play in the theory of ..."

4. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"The claim from conservatives that Gorbachev was forced into this policy by the increase in American military expenditures is an oversimplification, ..."

5. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"It should be noted that this is an oversimplification. But I have learned that oversimplification with students is often necessary at the beginning of ..."

6. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"However, oversimplification may lead to a biased prediction. Because health risk assessment is concerned with prediction rather than hypothesis testing or ..."

7. The Modern Legal Philosophy Series by Association of American Law Schools (1916)
"The Tendency to oversimplification: Fictions of Unity and Opposition. This rapid examination of the principal ideas that come into play in the theory of ..."

8. Pharmaceutical Patent Issues: Interpreting Gatt: Congressional Hearings by Orrin G. Hatch (2000)
"... the generic industry is a vast oversimplification. Ms. Simpson, you have hit the nail right on the head. In fact, it is more than an oversimplification. ..."

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