noun. a depiction or description of something which excludes known vital components, making it seem to be less complex than it actually is.

OVERSIMPLIFICATION: "Her over-simplification of the problem led us to believe it wasn't serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERSIMPLIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oversimplification/ (accessed October 10, 2021).