simplify

[sim-pluh-fahy]
verb (used with object), simplified, simplifying.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem.

Origin:
1645–55; < French simplifier < Medieval Latin simplificāre to make simple, equivalent to Latin simpli- (combining form of simplus simple) + -ficāre -fy

simplification, noun
simplificative, adjective
simplifier, simplificator, noun
nonsimplification, noun
supersimplify, verb (used with object), supersimplified, supersimplifying.
unsimplified, adjective
unsimplifying, adjective

simple, simplified, simplistic.
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simplify (ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to make less complicated, clearer, or easier
2.  maths to reduce (an equation, fraction, etc) to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc
 
[C17: via French from Medieval Latin simplificāre, from Latin simplus simple + facere to make]
 
simplifi'cation
 
n
 
'simplificative
 
adj
 
'simplifier
 
n

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simplify
1653, from Fr. simplifier "to make simpler" (15c.), from M.L. simplificare "to simplify," from L. simplex "simple" (see simplex) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to make easier to do" is from 1759.
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Example sentences for simplifies
This simplifies loading and is necessary for very high rates of fire.
This is also an advantage for veterinary purposes, as it simplifies injections.
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