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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
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Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness--with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course of one complete series of events, by making the persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each successive stage, relate their own experience, word for word.
What the nature of his claim on her might be seemed less intelligible -- unless it was the claim of a poor relation.
The first two modes of payment are intelligible enough, but what the penalty is I do not understand, or how a penalty can be a payment.
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One district's enough, and Sviazhsky's obviously of the opposition," he said, words evidently intelligible to all except Levin.
This, however, like most other things that have been alleged on that side, rests on mere general assertion, unsupported by any precise or intelligible designation of the reasons upon which it is founded.
The same difficulty would not occur in preaching, since for this, we may suppose, he had sufficiently prepared his thoughts and expressions to make his discourse intelligible on all important points; and if he should, in some parts, fail of being, understood, he could repeat or correct himself, till he should succeed better.
And without considering the multiplicity and complexity of the conditions any one of which taken separately may seem to be the cause, he snatches at the first approximation to a cause that seems to him intelligible and says: "This is the cause