oversimplify

[oh-ver-sim-pluh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), oversimplified, oversimplifying.
to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation.

Origin:
1920–25; over- + simplify

oversimplification, noun
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oversimplify (ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to simplify (something) to the point of distortion or error
 
oversimplifi'cation
 
n

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Example sentences
While there is some basis for this belief, it is certainly an
  oversimplification.
What is not helpful is political oversimplification.
The essential problem here is the oversimplification of complex issues ie
  stereotyping.
But this is an oversimplification, and any good historian of science will tell
  you so.
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