clarity

noun
clar·​i·​ty | \ ˈkler-ə-tē How to pronounce clarity (audio) , ˈkla-rə-\

Definition of clarity

: the quality or state of being clear : lucidity There is a lack of clarity in many legal documents.

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Examples of clarity in a Sentence

The essays are edited for clarity. There is a lack of clarity in many legal documents. She remembered what happened that day with surprising clarity. I'm looking for greater clarity about what is expected of our students. The clarity of the photographs was amazing. The DVD has excellent clarity of sound. the clarity of the lake's water The vitamin is believed to improve skin clarity.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Interviews have been condensed and edited for clarity. Marie Claire, "A Brooklyn Couple, a Brand-New Living Situation, and Two Paychecks," 4 Apr. 2019 What follows is a transcript with some of the interview lightly edited for clarity. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "“P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P," 1 Aug. 2018 Her ability to create clarity and bring accountability to our process is unparalleled. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Mariners assistant player personnel director Leslie Manning has left the team," 4 Feb. 2019 This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue, "Jordyn Woods on Body Positivity, Mental Health, and SECNDNTURE," 31 Dec. 2018 The lack of clarity is concerning European treasurers whose companies have financial instruments worth millions or billions of euros linked to the benchmark. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Slow Switch to New Rates Leaves European Companies Playing Catch-Up," 16 Feb. 2019 Official figures released Monday showed that a lack of clarity over Brexit weighed on businesses throughout 2018 and kept a lid on their investments. Pan Pylas, The Seattle Times, "Brexit unease sees UK economy takes a turn for the worse," 12 Feb. 2019 Water clarity can range from glass-clear to extremely turbid, with visibility sometimes in the inches. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "DARPA Wants an Autonomous Drone That Can Do Dirty Work on the Ocean Floor," 1 Feb. 2019 Potter also says that blue can be used for matters of communication and clarity. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Color Magick: A Beginner's Guide to Harnessing the Power of Every Color," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of clarity

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clarity

Middle English clarite, from Latin claritat-, claritas, from clarus — see clarify

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The first known use of clarity was in 1616

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clarity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clarity

: the quality of being easily understood
: the quality of being expressed, remembered, understood, etc., in a very exact way
: the quality of being easily seen or heard

clarity

noun
clar·​i·​ty | \ ˈkler-ə-tē How to pronounce clarity (audio) \

Kids Definition of clarity

: clear quality or state the clarity of the water You can adjust the picture for greater clarity. She remembered her dream with clarity.

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