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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sim·plic·i·ty /sɪmˈplɪsəti, ˈplɪsti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sim·plic·i·ty n.
 1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
 2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
 3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
    Marquis Dorset, a man, for his harmless simplicity neither misliked nor much regarded.   --Hayward.
    In wit a man; simplicity a child.   --Pope.
 4. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
 5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
 6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
    How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning?   --Prov. i. 22.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity
           of a crystal" [syn: simpleness] [ant: complexity]
      2: a lack of penetration or subtlety; "they took advantage of
         her simplicity" [syn: simple mindedness]
      3: absence of affectation or pretense
      4: freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose
         through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into
         containers for ease of transportation" [syn: ease, easiness]
         [ant: difficulty]
      5: lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with
         great restraint" [syn: chasteness, restraint]