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legibility

[lej-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌlɛdʒ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; legible + -ity
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legibility

n.

1670s; see legible + -ity.

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