Welcome to Layman's Terms! Our mission is to make complex subjects easy to understand for everyone. We believe that information should be accessible to all, regardless of their background or level of knowledge. That's why we provide explanations and answers in simple, clear, and concise language.
Whether you're a student looking to learn about a new subject or someone seeking information on a particular topic, Layman's Terms is here to help. We research and gather information on various topics, from science and technology to history and culture, and provide accurate, up-to-date content presented in a way that is easy to understand. We strive to make the information we provide both trustworthy and reliable, so you can feel confident in the answers you receive. We're here to help you learn and grow, one simple explanation at a time.
Suite of Reading Tools
Dark Mode - To enable dark mode, users can click on the light bulb icon at any time. This will reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the device. Dark mode features a black background with white text instead of a bright white background. This can be easier on the eyes and more comfortable to view in low-light environments.
Audio - Most of the content on our site is available in audio format, which can be beneficial for users who like to multitask. To enable audio, simply click on the speaker icon. Click the speaker icon a second time to pause the audio and a third time to resume it. Users can also click on the red stop icon to stop the audio entirely. If you're using the Chrome or Edge web browser, you can enable audio for an article, navigate away from the article page, and the content will continue to be read as you browse other content on our site. *This function works on desktop. On mobile devices it only works for dictionary pages.
Increase Font -If the font size of the article is too small to read, click the black "Aa" icon located on the far right. This icon will increase the font size of the article to your desired size. To reset the font size back to its standard size, simply refresh the page.