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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstraightforwardstraight‧for‧ward /ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd◂ $ -ˈfɔːrwərd◂/ ●●○ S3 AWL adjective  1 SIMPLE/NOT COMPLICATEDsimple and easy to understand opp complicatedrelatively/quite/fairly straightforward Installing the program is relatively straightforward. This area of law is far from straightforward (=complicated).straightforward matter/task/process etc For someone who can’t read, shopping is by no means a straightforward matter.see thesaurus at easy2 HONESThonest about your feelings or opinions and not hiding anything Jack is tough, but always straightforward and fair.straightforwardly adverbstraightforwardness noun [uncountable]
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straightforwardThe mathematical principles of determining where the rate of change is maximal are, for mathematicians, very straightforward.The Minister suggested also that the technical arrangements for preserving pension rights will be straightforward.The directions to the campsite are fairly straightforward.The coats of many puppies may be less profuse than that of adults, and so grooming will be more straightforward.There's a straightforward calculation for working out how much tax you have to pay.Yet no photograph can give a clear and straightforward insight into the past.Wes is a straightforward person.But these aside, there is the straightforward practical question of why these constraints were allowed to persist.In practice getting the thing going is straightforward - though care should be taken to avoid excessive flaring.There is no straightforward way to deal with the question of appropriate products.There are two straightforward ways of achieving this result.It is very straightforward - you just type the file name, then press 'Enter'.The new networking system is fairly straightforward - you shouldn't have any problems.straightforward matter/task/process etcDealing with a fellow employee who fills his speech with self-talk is a straightforward matter.Determining an executive's salary is not a straightforward task.Determining the costs and benefits of regulating insider dealing is by no means a straightforward task.If we are interested only in individuals, it is a straightforward matter.It wasn't by any means a straightforward process.This may seem a fairly straightforward task.For the housekeeper, such straightforward tasks as reading shopping lists or dashed off notes from her employers are traumatic experiences.So it becomes a relatively straightforward matter to list them as an inventory.
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