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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim-pluh-fahy]
    • /ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ/
    • /ˈsɪm.plɪ.faɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-pluh-fahy]
    • /ˈsɪm pləˌfaɪ/

Definitions of simplified word

  • verb with object simplified to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem. 1
  • adjective simplified made less complicated, clearer, or easier 0
  • adjective simplified reduced to a simpler form by cancellation of common factors, regrouping of terms in the same variable, etc 0

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Origin of simplified

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
1645-55; < French simplifier < Medieval Latin simplificāre to make simple, equivalent to Latin simpli- (combining form of simplus simple) + -ficāre -fy

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Parts of speech for Simplified


simplified popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for simplified

adj simplified

  • aerodynamic — If something such as a car has an aerodynamic shape or design, it goes faster and uses less fuel than other cars because the air passes over it more easily.
  • foundational — the basis or groundwork of anything: the moral foundation of both society and religion.

verb simplified

  • disembroiled — Simple past tense and past participle of disembroil.
  • disentangled — Simple past tense and past participle of disentangle.
  • facilitated — to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.): Careful planning facilitates any kind of work.
  • metaphrased — Translated literally.

adjective simplified

  • elementary — Of or relating to the most rudimentary aspects of a subject.

Antonyms for simplified

verb simplified

  • amplified — Simple past tense and past participle of amplify.
  • emblazed — Simple past tense and past participle of emblaze.
  • embroidered — Decorate (cloth) by sewing patterns on it with thread.
  • expanded — Being or having been enlarged, extended, or broadened, in particular.
  • fudged — a small stereotype or a few lines of specially prepared type, bearing a newspaper bulletin, for replacing a detachable part of a page plate without the need to replate the entire page.

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