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readable

[ree-duh-buh l] /ˈri də bəl/
adjective
1.
easy or interesting to read.
2.
capable of being read; legible:
readable handwriting.
3.
pertaining to letter mail with addresses and zip codes capable of being read by optical scanning devices.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; read1 + -able
Related forms
readably, adverb
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Examples for readable
  • Thank you for fleshing out this story in a completely readable and understandable manner.
  • About the middle of the nineteenth century, readable books of travel multiply with increasing facilities for travel.
  • The mere fact that their dramas are readable measures something of their literary value.
  • His highest praise is that he still remains readable.
  • These books proved disappointing to persons who sought readable narratives.
  • He got it up well, his points are clearly put, and his pleading is witty and readable.
  • We need a literature of science which shall be readable.
  • Text must be placed so that it is readable and easily located but also must not interfere with the map's data or design.
  • Any electronic signal entails some delay in transmission of the data and conversion into a form that's readable to the recipients.
  • It was also amazing to witness how modern computer imaging could bring these works to life and make them actually readable.
British Dictionary definitions for readable

readable

/ˈriːdəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of handwriting, etc) able to be read or deciphered; legible
2.
(of style of writing) interesting, easy, or pleasant to read
Derived Forms
readability, readableness, noun
readably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for readable
adj.

1560s, from read (v.) + -able. Related: Readably.

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