oversimplification


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an act of excessive simplification

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a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)

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These days, gay people most often invoke mid-century sex researcher Alfred Kinsey as source for the estimate that 10% of adults are gay (an oversimplification of one of his many findings) and for the Kinsey scale, grading sexual behavior from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (totally gay).
She said: "The real danger to the thousands of households threatened with flooding and coastal erosion comes from oversimplification of the choice between `doing nothing' and maintaining hard defence measures.
Therefore to identify totally the pre-Reformation English church with the Roman Catholic church of today is a gross oversimplification. The Church of England, by dint of its continuity with the past in terms of its buildings and (overwhelmingly) in its ordained ministry at the time of the split, has the greater claim.
That's why viewing diseases such as type 2 diabetes as being largely hormonal is probably an oversimplification, he says.
Confusing on-demand priorities with a real information technology strategy or program is a dangerous oversimplification. On-demand is not just about outsourcing or utility computing, but rather, it means thinking about your existing and future business processes and developing a comprehensive IT sourcing approach to support them.
Rose correctly points out that her work risks oversimplification into familiar oppositions--life and death, the violent and the victim--but she hopes to complicate our thinking, not valorize one form of heroism over another, and the book is stimulating.
But it would be an oversimplification to say that final salary schemes are dying out,' Mr Keogh said.
It might risk oversimplification to draw an analogy between the building's extreme dimensional ambition and the ambition shown by its client -- Austria's Ministry for Foreign Affairs -- in commissioning such an eye-catching edifice for the promulgation of contemporary Austrian culture, Imagine if Missouri, say, or Oregon, were to envisage a similar project for London or Berlin.
To contrast them as Anglican and Puritan is an oversimplification, since both were basically Calvinists.
That's a fairer point, but his "what it will not tolerate" sentence is typical in its sweeping oversimplification. Or:
Of course, this is a bit of an oversimplification: not all systems can instantly--or inexpensively--be migrated to IP and HTML.
All of our subjects were once living human beings with all the complexity that entails, and even the most sensitive historian must be guilty of oversimplification. But having said that it is important to recognize that the judges, ministers and prosecutors were also once living human beings and that the poor felons versus evil government dichotomy is an oversimplification.
Perhaps this is an oversimplification, but basically these were how the words were used originally.
Visual components often provide a unique sense of the complexity of the intervention being considered, dispelling any illusions of oversimplification. Meta-analyses typically employ graphs that illustrate sample size, confidence intervals, and temporal sequence of the studies.
Oversimplification has been avoided by providing references to cases, secondary sources, and other material with more detailed information.