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- n. the act of simplifying or something that has been simplified
- n. a valid simple argument
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of simplifying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of simplifying or making simple; reduction from a complex to a simple state: as, the simplification of English spelling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
- n. elimination of superfluous details
- n. the act of reducing complexity
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Over the last few decades, confusion over the meaning of the term simplification appears to have become a second important obstacle to creating simpler tax laws.
That kind of simplification is the bane of newness.
I hope tax simplification is his #1 goal, as it appears to be Speaker Hastert's.
Such simplification is at times useful, but "the problem arises when we begin to draw conclusions from succesful choices, assuming that what works once will work in every instance."
In the name of simplification, the Work and Pensions Secretary plans to raise the basic pension, eliminate the current multitiered system—and pay for it all by rolling back the personal retirement accounts that were first introduced by the Thatcher Government in 1987.
On language, simplification is only one thing we should have heated debates about.
The bare beauty of the channelled whelk tells me that one answer, and perhaps a first step, is in simplification of life, in cutting out some of the distractions.
An example of an over-simplification is that I view the modern Copenhagen Interpretation as saying their is no such thing as particles; everything is part of a wavefunction.
If you had been keeping up with my garbage disposal series on ISCID, you'd know that this simplification is not quite correct.
Knut Anders Hatlen, who has been doing some great work on Derby recently, was studying DERBY-4416 when he realized that this whole issue of examining the query tree for constant expressions (which could be simplified and pre-computed at compile time) was complicated, in part, because the Derby visitor pattern was visiting the tree top-down, and if we instead had a way to visit the tree bottom-up, the expression simplification would be much easier to implement.