oversimplify Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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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/
Translations of “oversimplify”
in Chinese (Traditional) (將…)過於簡單化…
in Chinese (Simplified) (将…)过于简单化…
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