undersimplification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ simplification

Noun[edit]

undersimplification (countable and uncountable, plural undersimplifications)

  1. (mathematics) Incomplete simplification
    • 2016 January 23, “Spatial Autocorrelation Approaches to Testing Residuals from Least Squares Regression”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0146865:
      Both oversimplification (e.g., explanatory variables are incomplete) and undersimplification (e.g., explanatory variables are redundant) of reality can lead to trustless explanation and unfaithful prediction.