AskDefine | Define simplification

Dictionary Definition



1 a explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
2 elimination of superfluous details
3 the act of reducing complexity [syn: reduction]

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  1. the act of simplifying or something that has been simplified
  2. a valid simple argument


act of simplifying

Extensive Definition

In mathematical logic, simplification (equivalent to conjunction elimination) is a valid argument and rule of inference which makes the inference that, if the conjunction A and B is true, then A is true, and B is true.
A \and B \vdash A
A \and B \vdash B
The argument has one premise, namely a conjunction, and one often uses simplification in longer arguments to derive one of the conjuncts.
An example in English:
It's raining and it's pouring.
Therefore it's raining.
simplification in Swedish: Förenkling

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