legibility legibility  /ˌlɛ dʒə ˈbɪ lə ti/


  1. (n) distinctness that makes perception easy
  2. (n) a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read



  1. Many professors, especially at law schools, welcomed the typewriters' greater legibility.
  2. Bratton rushed the message to the War Department signal center, where Marshall's scrawl had to be retyped for legibility.
  3. The basic problem is that the letter forms taught were not designed to accomplish the necessary combination of legibility, speed and ease.


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  1. "In the 21st century, the legibility of a doctor's handwriting should not determine whether a patient lives or dies," said Gingrich, who founded the advocacy group Center for Health Transformation.
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Newt Gingrich Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "So much of my work has been about disappearing," Ligon added. "It's about visibility and legibility being a metaphor for certain kinds of historical disappearance."
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Glenn Ligon Source: Toronto Star

  3. Mr Brody said: "Times Modern is a contemporary answer to the needs of compact newspapers. With pinched proportions, it allows more copy in the headline without compromising legibility. It is both authoritative and elegant, while robust at smaller...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Neville Brody Source: Times Online

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