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Readily comprehended or understood; intelligible.

[Latin comprehēnsibilis, from comprehēnsus, past participle of comprehendere, to comprehend; see comprehend.]

com′pre·hen′si·bil′i·ty n.
com′pre·hen′si·bly adv.
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Noun1.comprehensibility - the quality of comprehensible language or thoughtcomprehensibility - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
legibility, readability - a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
intelligibility - the quality of language that is comprehensible
clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
coherence, coherency - logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible


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