perspicuity


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per·spi·cu·i·ty

 (pûr′spĭ-kyo͞o′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality of being perspicuous; clearness and lucidity: "He was at pains to insist on the perspicuity of what he wrote" (Lionel Trilling).
2. Perspicacity.

perspicuity

(ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ)
n
1. the quality of being perspicuous
2. acute perception; perspicacity

per•spi•cu•i•ty

(ˌpɜr spɪˈkyu ɪ ti)

n.
clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
[1470–80; < Latin perspicuitās. See perspicuous, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perspicuity - clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

perspicuity

noun
The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand:
Translations
Perspikuität

perspicuity

[ˌpɜːspɪˈkjʊːɪtɪ] N (frm) → perspicuidad f

perspicuity

nKlarheit f; (= clearness: of expression, statement also) → Verständlichkeit f
References in classic literature ?
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial conformity with usage will give perspicuity.
Perspicuity, therefore, requires not only that the ideas should be distinctly formed, but that they should be expressed by words distinctly and exclusively appropriate to them.
Happily, I felt in myself complete power to manage my pupils without aid; the enchantment, the golden haze which had dazzled my perspicuity at first, had been a good deal dissipated.
My sister," said the young man, who had divined her thought, thanks to that marvelous perspicuity of which fortune was from that time about to allow him the exercise, "my sister, I am expecting a most distinguished man, a most able counselor, whom I wish to present to you all, recommending him to your good graces.
Joe recited this couplet with such manifest pride and careful perspicuity, that I asked him if he had made it himself.
he could see with a fatal perspicuity that there was no place there for him.
Would that man, sir--we will say that man, for the purposes of argueyment;' Mr Wegg made a smiling demonstration of great perspicuity here; 'would that man, sir, be expected to throw any other capacity in, or would any other capacity be considered extra?
In his Introduction to Languages (1758), for instance, Anselm Bayly imagined the glories of etymological awareness: "If we take this clue into our hands [tracing words to their roots], it will lead us through most of the mazes in language, and open to us such a view of things, such a perspicuity and precision in our ideas, as otherwise are unthinkable.
From the low state of grammatical instruction in this island, and the local and provincial idioms prevalent in the works even of the learned, much of the Professor's time was most profitably employed in minute remarks on the choice of words, the structure of sentences, and the errors or inadvertances which obstructed the perspicuity of composition.
The aim of this short note has been to provide a foundation for and to add perspicuity to students' intuition about third degree price discrimination.
Perspicuity in writing, is not to be considered as only merely a sort of negative virtue, or freedom from defect.
As for my dad, he was never one to beat around the bush of perspicuity.