Parsimonious definition, characterized by or showing parsimony ; frugal or stingy. See more.
A parsimonious explanation of cognitive aging ascribes a causal role to executive control deficits — what has been called the frontal lobe.
parsimonious: Excessively sparing or frugal. They write that the most " parsimonious " explanation of the results rests on "a few fundamental factors.".
View in context Beginning here, as though regretting her parsimonyNature had spread his features with a lavish hand. Explanation and Its Limits. Likewise, Newton's idea of light particles seemed simpler than Christiaan Huygens's idea of waves, so many favored it. Put another way, any new, and even more complex, theory can still possibly be true. Catholic Cleveland: Historic Parsimonious explanation
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