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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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[ˌkɒmprɪˈhensəblɪ] ADVcomprensiblemente, de modo comprensible
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[ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnsəblɪ] advin modo comprensibile
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However, most of the chapters are clearly and comprehensibly written, and mercifully free of jargon.
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Despite the extreme brevity of his treatment of this complex issue, Singer presents his ideas clearly and comprehensibly.
Writers should draft questions that slant most favorably, but fairly, to the position they are advancing, while also comprehensibly informing the court of the brief's central arguments.
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