1 a explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
2 elimination of superfluous details
3 the act of reducing complexity [syn: reduction]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
act of simplifying
- Czech: zjednodušení
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.
In formal language:
- 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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