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readability

[ree-duh-bil-i-tee] /ˌri dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
Also, readableness. the state or quality of being readable.
2.
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
1835-1845
1835-45; readable + -ity
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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
n.

1829, from readable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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