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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Their answers have been edited for length and clarity. Ben Tinker, CNN, "The top 10 questions about surrogacy for same-sex couples, answered," 14 June 2019 Some questions were edited for length and or clarity. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Trade buzz: What to expect from the Giants and Farhan Zaidi at this summer’s deadline," 13 June 2019 The following conversation has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Alex Fitzpatrick, Time, "Nintendo's Doug Bowser Talks Switch Success, Video Game Industry 'Crunch' and More," 12 June 2019 The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor's answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Experienced employee keeps getting rejected for new job: Ask HR," 11 June 2019 Interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. Rachel Lubitz, refinery29.com, "Marc Jacobs: "There Will Come A Day When People Won’t Gender Makeup"," 6 June 2019 Our conversation, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity, follows. Constance Grady, Vox, "Jim DeRogatis broke the R. Kelly story in 2000. Now he’s compiled a damning case against Kelly.," 5 June 2019 Editor's note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Sarah Solomon, Town & Country, "Martha Stewart Slammed Uber on Instagram Last Year. Now They've Made Up.," 15 May 2019 Here is a transcript of the conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity. WSJ, "Transcript: Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan on Call With WSJ," 19 Apr. 2019

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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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