Meaning of “oversimplify” in the English Dictionary

"oversimplify" in British English

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oversimplifyverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈsɪm.plɪ.faɪ/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsɪm.plə.faɪ/

(Definition of “oversimplify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oversimplify" in American English

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oversimplifyverb [ I/T ]

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈsɪm·pləˌfɑɪ/

to state something in such a simple way that it is no longer accurate:

[ T ] The issue has been oversimplified for political purposes.
oversimplification
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌoʊ·vərˌsɪm·plə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “oversimplify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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