Word of the DayMonday, January 20, 2014
\per-SPIK-yoo-uhs\ , noun;
clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
This perspicuous presentation makes possible that understanding which consists just.
-- Iris Murdoch, Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals, 1992
My first memory of Funes is very perspicuous. I can see him on an afternoon in March or February of the year 1884.
-- Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Anthony Kerrigan, "Funes the Memorious," Ficciones, 1954
Perspicuous stems from the Latin word perspicere meaning "to look or see through." It is related to the word inspect.
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