Oversimplify meaning

ōvər-sĭmplə-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.

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To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
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To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.
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To simplify to the point of distortion, as by ignoring essential details.
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To explain or present something in a way that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand.
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