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1. Not complex or compound.
2. In anatomy, composed of a minimum number of parts.
3. A medicinal herb.
[L. simplex]


/sim·ple/ (sim´p'l) neither compound nor complex; single.


1 describing something composed of only one or a minimum number of parts or elements.
2 not involved or complicated.


(of structures) having a single form; an example might be simple epithelium. Compare COMPOUND.

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Q. Can any one help her to reduce her weight in a simple way? Hi, my cousin Lee; 2 years ago she got married. Now she have 1 child. After her delivery her weight increased to 200 pounds. She tried to lose about 40 pounds but she reduced up to 160 pounds. Now she is unable to maintain those pounds. Now she started to gain some more weight again. She didn’t change her diet. Can any one help her to reduce her weight in a simple way? And how can she maintain it?

A. Generally some women will gain weight after their delivery. I feel happy to hear that your cousin tried to reduce her weight and she was success in it. But her problem is that she didn’t maintain it. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and 2 servings of low-fat milk. Not even diet soda. Balance a 2:1, protein, carbohydrate ratio in every meal and snack. Don’t eat meat, crabs or any heavy food within 5 hours of bedtime. And try to exercise at least 2-3 times a week. These are some easiest way which helped me to reduce my weight. Hope this will help your cousin too. All the best!

Q. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? A difficult and new confusion struck me….. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? What makes TCM close to modern medicine and what are 5-element treatment and their role in depression and related disorders like bipolar.

A. To be simple let me say that TCM is similar to modern type of system as they try to link the diagnosis with the biochemical nature of the body. TCM diagnoses and try to treat bipolar and other depression related disorder from physiochemical understanding., whereas 5-element therapy does not treat body as it is concerned with spirit treatment and is completely different subject to understand and yes it has been reported to heal depression in many.

Q. How do i keep me fit? does someone has a simple and easy exercise that will help me to keep my fitness?

A. CLASYWOM is right, walking 45 minutes 4-5 days a week will change your life. and you can do it as a part of your day- walk to the supermarket, don't use elevators, use stairs and only this will do wonders.

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But, unlike a few of its predecessors, it is not so simple-minded and vague as to be practically useless to anyone who has held a rod before.
And its use of real-life pundits (on ``Curveball,'' one of those idiot news-channel shows that offers bread-and-circuses for the civilian's simple-minded edification, but you can't imagine someone inside-the-beltway like Novelli taking it seriously) adds nothing to the show's middle-brow ersatz verisimilitude.
Of course, if Smith had bothered to write a decent script instead of a pastiche of simple-minded jokes about oral sex, gays and penises, then maybe spending time with the title characters wouldn't be as much of an exercise in boredom.
But sometimes complex problems require more than a simple-minded solution.
Otherwise sensible critics have been falling all over themselves lately in praise of this generic female gangsta-rap effort, which overflows with every simple-minded cliche of a very tired formula.
Short-tempered Czech Emil (Karel Roden) and his simple-minded sidekick, Oleg (Oleg Taktarov), arrive in the States and, in short order, steal a video camera, visit an old criminal comrade from the homeland and commit a gruesomely violent double murder.
Faustino is supported immeasurably by Simon's adroit outing as Hudson's simple-minded but adoring lady love, Scout.