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panchreston

[pan-kres-tuh n] /pænˈkrɛs tən/
noun
1.
a proposed explanation intended to address a complex problem by trying to account for all possible contingencies but typically proving to be too broadly conceived and therefore oversimplified to be of any practical use.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Greek pánchrēston, neuter of pánchrēstos good for everything, equivalent to pan- pan- + chrēs-, verbid stem of chrâsthai to be useful + -tos verbal adjective suffix
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