- To oversimplify is to take a subject and reduce it down to such a simple explanation that some meaning is lost.
When you try to explain a complicated economic concept and you lose such simple terms that you distort the meaning of the economic concept, this is an example of when you oversimplify.
- oversimplification noun
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verb o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies verb, transitive
- oˌver·simˌpli·fi·caˈtion noun
- oˌver·simˈpli·fiˌer noun