dumbed down


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dumbed down

(jargon)
Simplified, with a strong connotation of *over*simplified. Often, a marketroid will insist that the interfaces and documentation of software be dumbed down after the designer has burned untold gallons of midnight oil making it smart. This creates friction.

See user-friendly.
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If courses were being dumbed down on a widespread basis it would have been picked up by the QIA, which is independent.
The state high-school exit exam has been dumbed down and its implementation delayed.
Our community colleges are being dumbed down because the secondary schools send them students who are deficient in English, math and science.
Everything is explained in jargony language, then dumbed down for us goobers at home.
The statewide high school graduation exam is getting delayed and dumbed down.
The reality was that by the time you dumbed down the models and shaders to fit within a conventional gaming environment, there was very little left.
As with all ``Dummies'' books in the series, especially the sports versions, the info is basic and well organized, but not dumbed down enough to irritate those who pretend to know it all.
Obviously, the justice system, not just the school system, is being dumbed down.