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The term dumbing down
describes the deliberate diminishment of the intellectual
level of the content of schooling and education
, of literature
, and of news
. The idea of and the term dumbing down
originated in 1933 as slang
, used by motion picture screenplay writers, to mean: "revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence."
|An English-Spanish Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4
(n.) = simplificación.
Ex: The author weighs up whether a dumbing down has taken place in the UK tabloid and broadsheet press.
(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
s empobriment dels continguts / de la qualitat (diaris, TV, etc.)
|Ivo Korytowski's English-Portuguese Translator's Dictionary version 19/3/13