Definition of glanceable in English:



  • Denoting or relating to information, especially as displayed on an electronic screen, that can be read or understood very quickly and easily.

    ‘the built-in apps offer glanceable forecasts for as many cities as you want’
    ‘a simpler, more glanceable interface’
    • ‘I would say 90% of the purpose of a smartwatch is to provide convenient, glanceable updates.’
    • ‘I love the idea of glanceable notifications and I'm getting benefits from them.’
    • ‘Instead, the interface will be glanceable; requiring users to engage far less time and attention to get the information they're looking for.’
    • ‘Content should be glanceable and notifications should make sense.’
    • ‘The app menu features new app faces and glanceable content, while the new system dynamically loads and caches apps as needed.’
    • ‘The ability to view them in your Inbox stream makes your entire inbox glanceable.’
    • ‘The device, while streamlined and glanceable, doesn't easily allow for some other functionalities that get people excited about smartwatches.’
    • ‘The operating system is built around micro-interactions and is meant to be glanceable.’
    • ‘Behind the scenes, cobbling together this clean all-in-one glanceable dashboard was surprisingly complex.’
    • ‘These glanceable features are not only handy but seem super modern.’
    comprehensible, easy to understand, intelligible, penetrable, fathomable, graspable, lucid, coherent, clear, crystal clear, explicit, unambiguous, transparent, plain, straightforward, digestible, user-friendly
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1950s (in the sense ‘liable to invite a glance or glances’): from glance.