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lucidity

[loo-sid-i-tee] /luˈsɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible:
She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
2.
the ability to see things clearly; rationality; sanity:
In a rare moment of lucidity, the senator sided with his political enemies for the good of the country.
Sometimes, lucidness.
Related forms
nonlucidity, noun
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n.

1650s, "brightness," from French lucidité, from Late Latin luciditas, from lucidus (see lucid). Meaning "intellectual clarity" attested by 1851.

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lucidity in Medicine

lucidity lu·cid·i·ty (lōō-sĭd'ĭ-tē)
n.
Clarity, especially mental clarity.

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