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{n: Occam's Razor, Ockham's Razor, principle of parsimony, law of parsimony} the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred

{n: meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness} extreme stinginess

{n: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching} extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

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