perspicuity

perspicuity

[pur-spi-kyoo-i-tee]
noun
1.
clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
2.
the quality of being perspicuous.

Origin:
1470–80; < Latin perspicuitās. See perspicuous, -ity


1. clarity, plainness, intelligibility. 2. transparency. 3. Perspicuity, perspicacity are both derived from a Latin word meaning “to see through.” Perspicacity refers to the power of seeing clearly, to clearness of insight or judgment: a person of acute perspicacity; the perspicacity of his judgment. Perspicuity refers to something that can be seen through, i.e., to lucidity, clearness of style or exposition, freedom from obscurity: the perspicuity of her argument.


2. dimness, opacity.
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perspicuity (ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ)
 
n
1.  the quality of being perspicuous
2.  acute perception; perspicacity

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