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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: simplicité, from Latin, from simplex 'single, simple', from sim- ( SIMPLE) + -plex 'multiplied by'

simplicity

noun
     
sim‧pli‧ci‧ty [uncountable]
the quality of being simple and not complicated, especially when this is attractive or useful:
Mona wrote with a beautiful simplicity of style.
For the sake of simplicity, the tax form is divided into three sections.
James's solution to this problem was simplicity itself (=very simple).

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