(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. intelligibility; manifestation; definiteness, definition; exactness. See intelligence.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. lucidity, plainness, clearness; see clarity .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand: clarity, clearness, distinctness, limpidity, limpidness, lucidity, lucidness, pellu-cidity, pellucidness, perspicuousness, plainness. See CLEAR.

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  • Perspicuity — Per spi*cu i*ty, n. [L. perspicuitas: cf. F. perspicuit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being transparent or translucent. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being perspicuous to the understanding; clearness of expression or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perspicuity — index discrimination (good judgment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perspicuity — late 15c., of things; 1540s, of expressions, from L. perspicuitas, from perspicuus, from perspicere (see PERSPECTIVE (Cf. perspective)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Perspicuity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Perspicuity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 perspicuity perspicuity perspicuousness &c.(intelligibility) 518 Sgm: N 1 plain speaking plain speaking &c.(manifestation) 525 Sgm: N 1 definiteness definiteness definition Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • perspicuity — /perr spi kyooh i tee/, n. 1. clearness or lucidity, as of a statement. 2. the quality of being perspicuous. [1470 80; < L perspicuitas. See PERSPICUOUS, ITY] Syn. 1. clarity, plainness, intelligibility. 2. transparency. 3. PERSPICUITY,… …   Universalium

  • perspicuity — noun /ˌpəːspɪˈkjuːɪti,ˌpɚspəˈkjuədi/ a) Clarity, lucidity, especially in expression; the state or characteristic of being perspicuous. Whether through the first officers want of perspicuity or my own stupidity, I was not a bit the wiser for the… …   Wiktionary

  • perspicuity — perspicuous ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid. 2) expressing things clearly. DERIVATIVES perspicuity noun perspicuously adverb. ORIGIN Latin perspicuus transparent, clear …   English terms dictionary

  • perspicuity — noun see perspicuous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perspicuity — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, acuity, acumen, acuteness, apparentness, apperception, appropriateness, astuteness, chasteness, chastity, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clear sight, clear cutness, clearness, cogency, coherence, color… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • perspicuity — per·spi cu·i·ty || ‚pÉœrspɪ kjuːətɪ /‚pɜː n. clarity of expression; clearness, transparency …   English contemporary dictionary