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adjective simple pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪmp(ə)l/ 
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adjectivesimple
comparativesimpler
superlativesimplest
  1. 1
    easy to understand, solve, or do

    Students were given a simple skills test.

    The book tries to give simple explanations of some very complex scientific ideas.

    It's a good idea, but implementing it won't be as simple as you think.

    simple to do:

    The machine is fairly simple to operate.

    (not) that simple:

    All you have to do is press the button. It's that simple.

  2. 2
    plain and without decoration

    Sally likes clothes that are simple but elegant.

    Ben used to live in a simple cabin in the woods.

    a simple meal

  3. 3
    not involving anything else, or not complicated by anything else

    It's just a simple cold.

    simple fact:

    The simple fact is that he wants a divorce.

    for the simple reason that:

    The country has no navy for the simple reason that it has no coast.

  4. 4
    with only one or very few parts

    Archaeologists found several simple tools at the site.

    By issuing simple voice commands, you can get the computer to perform most functions.

  5. 5
    honest and ordinary

    Her grandparents were simple people who never had much money.

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