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- adj. Having been simplified to the point where important information is not conveyed.
- v. Past participle of oversimplify
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. simplified excessively so as to distort or misrepresent; -- of facts, assertions, or communications. Contrasted with
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At the (again oversimplified) average rate of 84¢/therm, that means we're saving about $4.71 a day now.
I would like to discuss in oversimplified terms the paradox of freedom and of regulation in our society and relate this to what I consider to be a tragic loss of faith in the virtues of liberal education.
It is a very complicated doctrine; in oversimplified terms, the system encourages the practitioner to progress through the control of six stages, called chakras, of body-mind coordination.
Her information was described as "oversimplified" and "filled with downright errors and scary generalization."
Yes, it was Evans with whom I agree that the difference as stated was "oversimplified".
I'd call it "oversimplified" rather than "bullshit", but I won't say you're wrong.
He "oversimplified" the issue, or at least that is what college professors would accuse him of doing.
But earlier Shulevitz mis-described Darwin's theory of natural selection as "the continual culling of less fit forms of life that drives evolution forward," ie, precisely the kind of oversimplified, easily mistaken, Spencerian formulation of evolution Darwin was trying to avoid.
Democratic Party leader Zach de Beer on Tuesday complained the media had "oversimplified" his party's reaction to the Ciskei bloodbath, resulting in unjustified resentment in some quarters.
Mr Gibbs said this was "oversimplified" logic, particularly when you considered how Mr
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