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intelligible

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

Simple Definition of intelligible

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

Full Definition of intelligible

  1. 1 :  apprehensible by the intellect only

  2. 2 :  capable of being understood or comprehended <jargon intelligible only to the initiated>

in·tel·li·gi·bil·i·ty play \-ˌte-lə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·tel·li·gi·ble·ness play \-ˈte-lə-jə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·tel·li·gi·bly play \-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


INTELLIGIBLE Defined for Kids

intelligible

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

Definition of intelligible

  1. :  possible to understand <Her message was barely intelligible.>

in·tel·li·gi·bly \-blē\ adverb




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