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perspicuity

[pur-spi-kyoo-i-tee] /ˌpɜr spɪˈkyu ɪ ti/
noun
1.
clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
2.
the quality of being perspicuous.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Latin perspicuitās. See perspicuous, -ity
Synonyms
1. clarity, plainness, intelligibility. 2. transparency. 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.
Antonyms
2. dimness, opacity.
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perspicuity

/ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the quality of being perspicuous
2.
acute perception; perspicacity
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Word Origin and History for perspicuity
n.

late 15c., of things; 1540s, of expressions, from Latin perspicuitas "transparency, clearness," from perspicuus, from perspicere "look through, look closely at" (see perspective).

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