Clearness
Clearness Clear"ness, n. The quality or state of being clear.

Syn: {Clearness}, {Perspicuity}.

Usage: Clearness has reference to our ideas, and springs from a distinct conception of the subject under consideration. Perspicuity has reference to the mode of expressing our ideas and belongs essentially to style. Hence we speak of a writer as having clear ideas, a clear arrangement, and perspicuous phraseology. We do at times speak of a person's having great clearness of style; but in such cases we are usually thinking of the clearness of his ideas as manifested in language. ``Whenever men think clearly, and are thoroughly interested, they express themselves with perspicuity and force.'' --Robertson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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