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Synonym of Dumbing down

English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Dumbing down
Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content within educationliteraturecinemanewsvideo games and culture in order to relate to those unable to assimilate more sophisticated information. The term "dumbing down" originated in 1933 as movie-business slang, used by motion picture screenplay writers, meaning: "[to] revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence". Dumbing-down varies according to subject matter along with the reasons for lowering the intellect of the subject or topic. It often involves diminishment of critical thought involving the undermining of intellectual standards within language and learning; thus trivializing meaningful information, culture, and academic standards, as is the case of popular culture.

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An English-Spanish Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4
dumbing down
(n.) = simplificación.
Ex: The author weighs up whether a dumbing down has taken place in the UK tabloid and broadsheet press.


dumb down
(v.) = simplificar, hacerse el estúpido.
Ex: The article 'Cataloguing electronic resources: wise up or dumb down?' argues that WWW search engines do a good job in impossibly difficult circumstances but that they do not provide enough information about a resource.

Diccionari Anglès - Català
dumbing-down
s empobriment dels continguts / de la qualitat (diaris, TV, etc.)

Ivo Korytowski's English-Portuguese Translator's Dictionary version 19/3/13
dumbing down
emburrecimento planejado
Livros de IK

  
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