intelligible

  • 1 intelligible — [ ɛ̃teliʒibl ] adj. • 1265; lat. intellegibilis → intelligent 1 ♦ Philos. Qui ne peut être connu que par l intelligence, par l entendement, et non par les sens (opposé à sensible). Le monde intelligible des platoniciens. Subst. Le sensible et l… …

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  • 2 Intelligible — In*tel li*gi*ble, [L. intellegibilis: cf. F. intelligible. See {Intelligent}.] Capable of being understood or comprehended; as, an intelligible account or description; intelligible pronunciation, writing, etc. [1913 Webster] The intelligible… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 intelligible — Intelligible. adj. de t. g. Qui peut estre oüi facilement & distinctement. Parler à voix haute & intelligible. des sons distincts & intelligibles. Il signifie aussi, Qui est aisé à comprendre. Ce passage est fort intelligible. cet autheur est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 intelligible — I adjective apprehensible, articulate, clear, cognizable, cognizant, coherent, comprehensible, definite, descriptive, distinct, easily understood, evident, explicable, explicit, fathomable, graphic, knowable, lucid, manifest, obvious, palpable,… …

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  • 5 intelligible — late 14c., able to understand, from L. intelligibilis, intellegibilis that can understand, that can be understood, from intellegere to understand (see INTELLIGENCE (Cf. intelligence)). In English, sense of capable of being understood first… …

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  • 6 intelligible — [adj] understandable apprehensible, clear, comprehensible, distinct, fathomable, graspable, knowable, lucid, luminous, obvious, open, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable; concept 529 Ant. ambiguous, confusing, equivocal, obscure,… …

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  • 7 intelligible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be understood. DERIVATIVES intelligibility noun intelligibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin intelligibilis, from intelligere understand …

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  • 8 intelligible — [in tel′i jə bəl] adj. [ME < L intelligibilis < intelligere: see INTELLECT] 1. that can be understood; clear; comprehensible 2. understandable by the intellect only, not by the senses intelligibility n. intelligibly adv …

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  • 9 intelligible — (in tèl li ji bl ) adj. 1°   Qui est aisé à comprendre. •   Je ne m explique peut être pas d une manière intelligible ; mais, monsieur, vous n y perdez rien, et nous nous entendrons bien quand vous serez ici, MAINTENON Lett. au card. de Noailles …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 INTELLIGIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être ouï facilement et distinctement. Parler à voix haute et intelligible, à haute et intelligible voix. Prononcer d une manière intelligible. Des sons distincts et intelligibles.   Il signifie aussi, Qui est aisé à… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 INTELLIGIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être compris. Cet auteur n’est pas intelligible. Ce passage est fort intelligible. Il signifie aussi Qui peut être perçu distinctement par l’oreille. Parler à haute et intelligible voix. Des sons distincts et… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 intelligible — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ They do their best to make science intelligible to young children. ADVERB …

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  • 13 intelligible — in|tel|li|gi|ble [ınˈtelıdʒıbəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: intelligibilis, from intelligere; INTELLIGENT] if speech, writing, or an idea is intelligible, it can be easily understood ≠ ↑unintelligible ▪ His reply was barely… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 intelligible — [[t]ɪnte̱lɪʤɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is intelligible can be understood. The language of Darwin was intelligible to experts and non experts alike... The woman moaned faintly but made no intelligible response. Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 intelligible — adjective intelligible speech, writing, or ideas can be easily understood: He was so drunk that his speech was barely intelligible. (+ to): Newspapers must be intelligible to all levels of readers. intelligibly adverb intelligibility /In teliZK… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Intelligible — Intelligibilité Voir « intelligibilité » sur le Wiktionn …

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  • 17 intelligible — adj. intelligible to * * * [ɪn telɪdʒəb(ə)l] intelligible to …

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  • 18 intelligible — in|tel|li|gi|ble [ ın telıdʒəbl ] adjective clear or simple enough to understand: intelligible to: His purpose is to make the play more intelligible to modern audiences. ╾ in|tel|li|gi|bil|i|ty [ ın,telıdʒə bıləti ] noun uncount ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 intelligible — UK [ɪnˈtelɪdʒəb(ə)l] / US adjective clear or simple enough to understand intelligible to: His purpose is to make the play more intelligible to modern audiences. Derived words: intelligibility UK [ɪnˌtelɪdʒəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun uncountable… …

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  • 20 intelligible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin intelligibilis, from intelligere Date: 14th century 1. apprehensible by the intellect only 2. capable of being understood or comprehended < jargon intelligible only to the initiated > •… …

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