from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make simple or simpler, as:
- transitive v. To reduce in complexity or extent.
- transitive v. To reduce to fundamental parts.
- transitive v. To make easier to understand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand.
- v. To become simpler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make simple; reduce from complexity to simplicity; also, to make easy of use, execution, performance, or comprehension.
- To produce or effect simplicity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent
French simplifier, from Old French, from Medieval Latin simplificāre : Latin simplus, simple; see simple + Latin -ficāre, -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)