comprehensible understandable
meaningful meaningful adj. Having a meaning or purpose; having significance; as, a meaningful explanation; a meaningful discussion; a meaningful pause; to live a meaningful life. Opposite of {meaningless}. [Narrower terms: {comprehensible, understandable}; {indicative, significative, suggestive ; {meaty, substantive ; {purposeful}] Also See: {purposeful}, {significant}, {important}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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