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intelligible

adjective in·tel·li·gi·ble \in-ˈte-lə-jə-bəl\

: able to be understood; especially : clear enough to be heard, read, etc.

Full Definition of INTELLIGIBLE

1
:  apprehensible by the intellect only
2
:  capable of being understood or comprehended <jargon intelligible only to the initiated>
in·tel·li·gi·bil·i·ty \-ˌte-lə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·tel·li·gi·ble·ness \-ˈte-lə-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·tel·li·gi·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INTELLIGIBLE

  1. the ability to make complex concepts intelligible to the average reader
  2. Very little of the recording was intelligible.

Origin of INTELLIGIBLE

Middle English, from Latin intelligibilis, from intelligere
First Known Use: 14th century

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