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lu·cu·lent

 (lo͞o′kyo͝o-lənt)
adj.
Easily understood; clear or lucid.

[Middle English, shiny, from Latin lūculentus, from lūx, lūc-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

luculent

(ˈluːkjʊlənt)
adj
1. easily understood; lucid
2. bright or shining; glowing
[C15: from Latin lūculentus full of light, from lūx light]
ˈluculently adv

lu•cu•lent

(ˈlu kyʊ lənt)

adj.
1. clear or lucid: a luculent explanation.
2. convincing; cogent.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin lūculentus bright =lūc-, s. of lūx light + -ulentus -ulent]
lu′cu•lent•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.luculent - (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"