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Pronunciation:  `purspu'kyooitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous

PERSPICUITY is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: perspicuousness, plainness
 See Also: clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, pellucidity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`spi*cu"i*ty\, n. [L. perspicuitas: cf. F.
1. The quality or state of being transparent or translucent.
   [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

2. The quality of being perspicuous to the understanding;
   clearness of expression or thought.

3. Sagacity; perspicacity.

Syn: Clearness; perspicuousness; plainness; distinctness;
     lucidity; transparency. See {Clearness}.

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