oversimplify[ō′vər sim′plə fī′]
- 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.
verbo·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies
(third-person singular simple present oversimplifies, present participle oversimplifying, simple past and past participle oversimplified)