Definition of legibility in English:



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

    ‘we've increased the type size for greater legibility’
    • ‘High contrast, dimmable displays with exceptionally wide viewing angles provide optimum legibility and eye comfort in both dark and bright ambient conditions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It has been designed to help youngsters form a ‘proper’ grip when writing with pens and pencils and is supposed to improve legibility.’
    • ‘At small sizes, it is a disaster, compromising both legibility and readability.’
    readability, clarity, readableness, ease of reading, decipherability, clearness, legibleness, plainness, neatness
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