legibility

[lej-uh-bil-i-tee]
noun
1.
Also, legibleness. the state or quality of being legible.
2.
Also called visibility. Typography. the quality of type that affects the perceptibility of a word, line, or paragraph of printed matter. Compare readability ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1670–80; legible + -ity

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legible (ˈlɛdʒəbəl)
 
adj
1.  (of handwriting, print, etc) able to be read or deciphered
2.  able to be discovered; discernible
 
[C14: from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read]
 
legi'bility
 
n
 
'legibleness
 
n
 
'legibly
 
adv

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Example sentences
It may decrease legibility but it increases scan-ability.
The sheer legibility of the place would be achievement enough, given its size.
Legibility distance is affected by the characteristics of the sign design and
  the visual capabilities of drivers.
Letters are formed with a continuous stroke so there are few pencil lifts and
  better legibility.
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