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Tomatoes are simple to plant and nurture and can thrive in any sunny spot. The Sun (2012)The format is simple and easy to pick up. The Sun (2014)We can reduce this to a simpler equation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Single hormone control is nice in medical textbooks but matters are rarely that simple in life. The Allergy Handbook (1988)The simple solution to this plague is to ban cash payments in the metal recycling industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The life he has crafted for himself there is a simple one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are two simple reasons why people in football favour more matches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The knowledge organization is far more complex than the simple "line" organization it is replacing. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974) These simple wooden huts provide guests with an idyllic getaway on a peaceful lake surrounded by woods. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is not a simple question to answer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The simple problem is too many cars are being produced for too few buyers. The Sun (2013)To begin with it all looked quite simple. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)Most of the advice is simple but transformative. Christianity Today (2000)This reflects the simple fact that demand has vastly outstripped supply. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is by no means simple to pin down. Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history (1991)The reason why food is diverted prematurely to power plants is simple. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first steps should be simple and easy to accomplish. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And it would make life simpler for us all. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or is this too simple a solution? The Sun (2014)Some simple ones are discussed in this book. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)It works well with both simple and complex flavours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. The Sun (2013)The simple answer to this question is yes. Coping with Angina (1990)Losing weight is a simple equation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's a simple astronomical reason for this subject of endless fascination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: simple /ˈsɪmpl/ ADJECTIVE
If something is simple, it is not complicated, and is therefore easy to understand or do.
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- American English: simple
- Arabic: بَسِيط
- Brazilian Portuguese: simples
- Chinese: 简单的
- Croatian: jednostavan
- Czech: jednoduchý
- Danish: simpel
- Dutch: eenvoudig
- European Spanish: simple
- Finnish: yksinkertainen
- French: simple pas compliqué
- German: einfach
- Greek: απλός
- Italian: semplice
- Japanese: 簡単な
- Korean: 단순한
- Norwegian: enkel
- Polish: prosty nieskomplikowany
- European Portuguese: simples
- Romanian: simplu
- Russian: простой
- Spanish: simple
- Swedish: enkel lättfattlig
- Thai: ง่าย
- Turkish: basit
- Ukrainian: простий
- Vietnamese: dễ hiểu
Definition of simple from the Collins English Dictionary
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