Meaning of SIMPLIFY in English

SIMPLIFY

sim ‧ pli ‧ fy /ˈsɪmpləfaɪ, ˈsɪmplɪfaɪ/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle simplified , present participle simplifying , third person singular simplifies ) [transitive]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ simplicity , ↑ simplification , ↑ simpleton ; adverb : ↑ simply , ↑ simplistically ; adjective : ↑ simple , ↑ simplistic ; verb : ↑ simplify ]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: simplifier , from Medieval Latin simplificare , from Latin simplus ; ⇨ ↑ simple ]

to make something easier or less complicated:

an attempt to simplify the tax system

The law needs to be simplified.

a simplified version of the game

—simplification /ˌsɪmpləfəˈkeɪʃ ə n, ˌsɪmplɪfəˈkeɪʃ ə n/ noun [uncountable and countable] :

These figures are a simplification. The real situation is much more complicated than this.

⇨ ↑ oversimplify

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.