intelligibility


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in·tel·li·gi·ble

 (ĭn-tĕl′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being understood: an intelligible set of directions.
2. Capable of being apprehended by the intellect alone.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin intellegibilis, intelligibilis, from intellegere, to perceive; see intelligent.]

in·tel′li·gi·bil′i·ty, in·tel′li·gi·ble·ness n.
in·tel′li·gi·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intelligibility - the quality of language that is comprehensible
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
readability - the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand
speech intelligibility - the intelligibility of speech (usually measured in the presence of noise or distortion)
unintelligibility - incomprehensibility as a consequence of being unintelligible

intelligibility

Translations
مَفْهوميَّه، وُضوح
srozumitelnost
forståelighed
érthetõség
skiljanleiki
zrozumiteľnosť
anlaşılabilirlik

intelligibility

[ɪnˌtelɪdʒəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninteligibilidad f

intelligibility

nVerständlichkeit f; (of handwriting)Leserlichkeit f

intelligibility

[ɪnˌtɛlɪdʒəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nintelligibilità

intelligible

(inˈtelidʒəbl) adjective
(negative unintelligible) able to be understood. His answer was barely intelligible because he was speaking through a mouthful of food.
inˌtelligiˈbility noun
inˈtelligibly adverb
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