Meaning of SIMPLICITY in English

SIMPLICITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

childlike innocence/simplicity/directness

‘You know I love you,’ she said with childlike simplicity.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

The variety of Smith's endeavours was informed by a vision of great coherence and simplicity .

The signal was one of great simplicity , a kiss.

Because of the greater simplicity of design, the major units in a computer are generally synchronous.

Carl Orff uses such multi-voiced layering to excellent effect, yet retains great simplicity , clarity, and directness.

relative

We sat in the packed aisles, the building's relative simplicity a delusion for what was to follow.

They never settled anywhere very long, and so their way of life always kept its relative simplicity .

■ VERB

assume

We will assume for simplicity that the expectations hypothesis holds, so that there is no risk premium in the futures rate.

It is assumed for simplicity that all transactions are in cash.

In particular, we assume for simplicity that is uniform.

A simple example of a monopoly airline is shown in figure 3.2, in which constant average costs are assumed for simplicity .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be patience/kindness/simplicity etc itself

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

For the sake of simplicity , we will ignore seasonal changes in population.

The design was beautiful in its simplicity .

The jacket follows the lines of the body with graceful simplicity .

Van Gogh was attracted to the beauty and simplicity of a common table or kitchen chair.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For simplicity , we have also omitted the transfer function and its first derivative in order to amplify the weight change process.

In a 3-D action game, simplicity is the key.

In this way, theoretical simplicity is obtained at the cost of denying the very experiential basis of the theory.

It is assumed for simplicity that all transactions are in cash.

Remember to always use simplicity in design and plant boldly in groups of two or three for a strong impact.

That's why the vast majority of users are attracted to Microsoft Windows by its very simplicity .

The functional simplicity of the gym contrasts with the opulence of the marble floors, the paintings and the drapes.

There is no superfluous decoration in Shaker design, yet there is a powerful beauty in its functional simplicity .

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