Definition of legibility in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of being clear enough to read.

    ‘we've increased the type size for greater legibility’
    • ‘It has been designed to help youngsters form a ‘proper’ grip when writing with pens and pencils and is supposed to improve legibility.’
    • ‘The elements in focus are legibility, neatness and artistic value of handwriting, in that order.’
    • ‘The majority of the press and public attention has been focused on medication errors, legibility of orders and medical records, restraint of patients, and other issues.’
    • ‘At small sizes, it is a disaster, compromising both legibility and readability.’
    • ‘High contrast, dimmable displays with exceptionally wide viewing angles provide optimum legibility and eye comfort in both dark and bright ambient conditions.’
    readability, clarity, readableness, ease of reading, decipherability, clearness, legibleness, plainness, neatness
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