intelligibility intelligibility

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of language that is comprehensible

Usage(s):

  1. The Ohio scientists tested the intelligibility of ear speech by giving six men the same test sentence to speak through both ears and mouth.
  2. The Ohio scientists tested the intelligibility of ear speech by giving six men the same test sentence to speak through both ears and mouth.
  3. A nod is as good as a wink, and this note may lead to some intelligibility.

News

  • Fire Alarm and Emergency Communication System suits large areas.

    Capable of utilizing up to 16 amplifiers to deliver up to 2,000 W of power to audio circuits, Farenhyt IFP-2000ECS meets required intelligibility levels, even in large spaces with high ambient noise, such as factories and sports arenas. As many as 16 panels can be networked together to support up to 10,176 points. System includes microphone for authorized users to send live messages, in addition ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "UTSA is building a rigorous, multi-layered and multifaceted notification system," said Donovan Agans, UTSA Director of Business Continuity and Emergency Management. "Because of the broadcast range of the 'Giant Voice', the intelligibility of...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Donovan Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Composer John Corigliano writes: "Committed as strongly to freshness as to intelligibility, Daniel Felsenfeld composes music that's strong, unusual, intelligent, and considerably skilled."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Corigliano Source: Broadway World

  3. "There is mutual intelligibility," Mr Museveni added. "But that fact is normally eclipsed by the propaganda of the reactionaries and their foreign masters, those for whom they work."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: BBC News

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