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simple

1. Chem (of a substance or material) consisting of only one chemical compound rather than a mixture of compounds
2. Maths
a. (of a fraction) containing only integers
b. (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
c. (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
3. Biology not divided into parts
4. Music relating to or denoting a time where the number of beats per bar may be two, three, or four
5. a plant, esp a herbaceous plant, having medicinal properties

simple

[′sim·pəl]
(biology)
Made up of one piece.
Unbranched.
Consisting of identical units, as a simple tissue.

SIMPLE

(1)
Early system on Datatron 200 series. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

SIMPLE

(2)
Simulation of Industrial Management Problems with Lots of Equations. R.K. Bennett, 1958. Predecessor to DYNAMO, for IBM 704.

SIMPLE

(SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions) Enhancements that add instant messaging and presence to the SIP protocol. Developed by the SIMPLE working group of the IETF, SIMPLE adds buddy list subscriptions and notifications and instant messaging commands.

SIMPLE has two modes. Session mode, which is the more efficient mode, sets up the call and provides a raft of features including conferencing. Page mode uses no call setup and is more like a short messaging service for delivering one-shot messages and announcements.

The IETF's Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol (IMPP) working group, from which the SIMPLE group was split off, focuses on helping people build gateways to SIMPLE from other IM systems. In 2001, AOL said it would support SIMPLE, but subsequently abandoned its plans. See SIP.
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Our central office EZ-MDF[TM] and MEMS technology are already in service in both North America and Europe," said Harry Carr, CEO of Simpler Networks.
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Mr Johnson said this would make life a lot simpler for many travellers on a daily basis and improve links to the City and Canary Wharf.
The advantage of an online store, per Brenda Simpler, Managing Director of The Simpler Group, is to "expand the brick and mortar store to the online environment.
2 : to separate a substance into simpler compounds <Water can be decomposed into hydrogen and oxygen.
It was so much simpler when the challenge was water hoses, police dogs and Bull Connor.
A simpler system could encourage earlier awareness and planning for college, as students and parents would have a better idea about how much aid they are likely to receive to help pay for college.
A primary advantage of lowering taxes through a rate reduction is that such a system is much easier to construct and, hence, simpler for taxpayers to understand and follow.
Other kinds of jellyfish have simpler eyes, but they tend to live in open waters without obstacles, she says.
Widely acclaimed chef Leslie Revsin collaborated with prolific cookbook author Rick Rodgers to present two new mouth- watering cookbooks in the John Wiley & Sons "The Simpler The Better" which is especially intended for those who enjoy rich flavors but want to keep preparation easy and "kitchen cook friendly".