- 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.
oversimplify definition by Webster's New World
- oversimplification noun
oversimplify definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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