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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.

intelligible

(ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəbəl)
adj
1. able to be understood; comprehensible
2. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. capable of being apprehended by the mind or intellect alone
b. (in metaphysical systems such as those of Plato or Kant) denoting that metaphysical realm which is accessible to the intellect as opposed to the world of mere phenomena accessible to the senses
[C14: from Latin intellegibilis; see intellect]
inˌtelligiˈbility, inˈtelligibleness n
inˈtelligibly adv

in•tel•li•gi•ble

(ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being understood; comprehensible.
2. Philos. apprehensible by the mind only; conceptual.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intelligibilis=intellig- (see intelligent) + -ibilis -ible]
in•tel`li•gi•bil′i•ty, n.
in•tel′li•gi•bly, adv.

intelligible

- Means "understandable through the intellect."
See also related terms for intellect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intelligible - capable of being apprehended or understoodintelligible - capable of being apprehended or understood
comprehendible, comprehensible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
2.intelligible - well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly; "intelligible pronunciation"
comprehendible, comprehensible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
unintelligible - poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"

intelligible

adjective understandable, clear, distinct, lucid, comprehensible She moaned faintly but made no intelligible response.
unclear, incomprehensible, unintelligible, garbled, confused, puzzling

intelligible

adjective
Capable of being readily understood:
Translations
سَهْل الفَهْم
srozumitelný
forståelig
skiljanlegur, greinilegur
suprantamaisuprantamumas
saprotamsskaidrs
açık seçikanlaşılabilir

intelligible

[ɪnˈtelɪdʒəbl] ADJinteligible, comprensible
his prose is so laboured it is scarcely intelligiblesu prosa es tan elaborada que resulta apenas inteligible

intelligible

[ɪnˈtɛlɪɪbəl] adjintelligible
to be intelligible to sb → être intelligible à qn

intelligible

adjzu verstehen pred, → verständlich (to sb für jdn); in (an) intelligible formin verständlicher Form

intelligible

[ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəbl] adjintelligibile

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
References in classic literature ?
But that evening Jo fancied that Beth's eyes rested on the lively, dark face beside her with peculiar pleasure, and that she listened with intense interest to an account of some exciting cricket match, though the phrases, `caught off a tice', `stumped off his ground'', and `the leg hit for three', were as intelligible to her as Sanskrit.
In such cases he made use of English, broken and imperfect, but sufficiently intelligible, and which he rendered so mild and musical, by his deep, guttural voice, that it never failed to cause both ladies to look up in admiration and astonishment.
It was very faint and low; so indistinct that there seemed but half a will to shape out the words, and too undefined a purport to be intelligible.
These outbreaks of a fierce temper had a kind of value, and even comfort for the mother; because there was at least an intelligible earnestness in the mood, instead of the fitful caprice that so often thwarted her in the child's manifestations.
Grose as soon after this as I could; and I can give no intelligible account of how I fought out the interval.
If I was to say anything on this slavery matter, I would say out, fair and square, `We're in for it; we've got 'em, and mean to keep 'em,--it's for our convenience and our interest;' for that's the long and short of it,--that's just the whole of what all this sanctified stuff amounts to, after all; and I think that it will be intelligible to everybody, everywhere.
There is no danger of your not being intelligible, which is the first thing.
This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing, but only half intelligible.
I guessed he uttered those words, at least, though his voice was hardly intelligible.
What the nature of his claim on her might be seemed less intelligible -- unless it was the claim of a poor relation.
As a promising way of setting them right, half of the half-dozen had become members of a fantastic sect of Convulsionists, and were even then considering within themselves whether they should foam, rage, roar, and turn cataleptic on the spot--thereby setting up a highly intelligible finger-post to the Future, for Monseigneur's guidance.
The shock of such an event happening so suddenly, and happening to one with whom I had been in any respect at variance - the appalling vacancy in the room he had occupied so lately, where his chair and table seemed to wait for him, and his handwriting of yesterday was like a ghost - the in- definable impossibility of separating him from the place, and feeling, when the door opened, as if he might come in - the lazy hush and rest there was in the office, and the insatiable relish with which our people talked about it, and other people came in and out all day, and gorged themselves with the subject - this is easily intelligible to anyone.