oversimplification oversimplification  /oʊ vər ˈsɪm plɪ fɪ ˌkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
  2. (n) a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I do think that it's true that SNL is becoming a strong internet brand, but it's a bit of an oversimplification to say it's turning into an online-video platform.
  2. The focus on a quick fix, which is epitomized by the search for a female Viagra, is an oversimplification that puts even more pressure on women's sex lives, says New View's Tiefer.
  3. At the risk of oversimplification, the Sunnis think the Shi'a villagers deserved it.

News

  1. IFP Reveals the 10 Narrative Projects Taking Part In Their Annual Independent Filmmaker Labs

    What do the recent festival and critical successes "Concussion," "Blue Caprice," "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" and "Welcome to Pine Hill" all have in common? They were all nurtured during their early stages in the Independent Filmmaker Labs, hosted by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Today, the New York-based filmmaker organization revealed this year's batch of selected projects ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. Terence Nance brings two films to Philly

    Terence Nance is here, Philadelphia. Let him introduce himself. The multitalented Nance has two films playing here during the next week. On Friday, his first feature-length, full-release film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, opened at the Ritz at the Bourse. (He'll be on hand for two Q&As on Saturday and one on Sunday.) A second Nance film, The Triptych, codirected with photographer Barron ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Also Opening

    An Oversimplification of Her Beauty: Director and star Terence Nance explores his feelings when he is stood up for a date in this imaginative film. (No MPAA rating; at the Ritz Bourse)
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "I think they illustrate the diversity of opinion," Amaechi said. "Some of them illustrate a great deal of naivetDe, and an oversimplification of the issue. And some of them don't speak with much thought at all. But there are some really...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: John Amaechi Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "To say it was about her not wearing the hijab, I think that's an oversimplification. All we've heard is from her peers saying that," Siddiqui said. "Many of us who have teenagers or had teenagers know this is a very difficult time. Their...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Shahina Siddiqui Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I salute the enthusiasm of those who advocate for continental government now. I however, do not want us to move from one mistake -- Balkanisation -- to another mistake of oversimplification of very complex situations," Museveni said.
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: Reuters South Africa

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