intelligibility 1670s, from INTELLIGIBLE (Cf. intelligible) + -ITY (Cf. -ity).

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  • Intelligibility — In*tel li*gi*bil i*ty, [Cf. F. intelligilibilit[ e].] The quality or state of being intelligible; clearness; perspicuity; definiteness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intelligibility — index coherence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Intelligibility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Intelligibility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 intelligibility intelligibility Sgm: N 1 clearness clearness explicitness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 lucidity lucidity comprehensibility perspicuity Sgm: N 1 legibility legibi …   English dictionary for students

  • intelligibility — intelligible ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be understood. DERIVATIVES intelligibility noun intelligibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin intelligibilis, from intelligere understand …   English terms dictionary

  • intelligibility — noun the quality of language that is comprehensible • Ant: ↑unintelligibility • Derivationally related forms: ↑intelligible • Hypernyms: ↑comprehensibility, ↑understandability • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • intelligibility — noun see intelligible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intelligibility — /in tel i jeuh bil i tee/, n., pl. intelligibilities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being intelligible; capability of being understood. 2. something intelligible. [1600 10; INTELLIGIBLE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • intelligibility — noun a) That which is intelligible; the degree to which something is intelligible. b) The quality of recorded speech of every word being understandable …   Wiktionary

  • intelligibility — Synonyms and related words: clarity, clear coast, clear road, ease, easiness, easy going, effortlessness, expressiveness, facileness, facility, freedom, highroad, interpretability, lack of hindrance, meaningfulness, meatiness, pithiness, plain… …   Moby Thesaurus