[ verb ] make less complex




"reduce a problem to a single question"

Used in print

(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)

In_order_to focus clearly upon the operation of this one force , which we may call the effect of `` public limit pricing '' on `` key '' wage bargains , we deliberately simplify the model by abstracting from other forces , such_as union power , which may be relevant in an actual situation .

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change abbreviate reduction

[ verb ] make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent


"We had to simplify the instructions" "this move will simplify our lives"

Used in print

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

We have attempted to simplify the extensive task of analyzing onset ages and completion ages of each child - more_than 1700 values for the entire group - by constructing figures for each of the 21 centers so that the data for all 34 boys and 34 of the girls will appear together for each growth center .