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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.
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