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[ree-duh-bil-i-tee] /ˌri dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
Also, readableness. the state or quality of being readable.
Typography. the property of type that affects the ease with which printed matter can be read for a sustained period.
Compare legibility (def 2).
Origin of readability
1835-45; readable + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for readability
  • Serif type styles were recommended for printed text for the same reasons readability.
  • The ad configuration cannot interfere with the readability of the news content.
  • It's well-known that using serif fonts for body text increases readability and reading speed.
  • E-Ink's ultra-low power usage and daylight readability make it an ideal replacement for printing in another application: signs.
  • We edit all opinion pieces before they are published so that they conform to our editorial style and standards of readability.
  • The résumé aesthetic can be boiled down to two words: readability and consistency.
  • It need not demand sacrificing rigor for readability.
  • If stylistic errors interfere with readability or sense, the writing loses points for those as well.
  • Count me as one of those that only cares about readability.
  • But while the book lacks credibility in places, few will be able to resist its easy humor and almost insidious readability.
Word Origin and History for readability

1829, from readable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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