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intelligibility

[in-tel-i-juh-bil-i-tee] /ɪnˌtɛl ɪ dʒəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural intelligibilities for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being intelligible; capability of being understood.
2.
something intelligible.
Origin of intelligibility
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; intelligible + -ity
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n.

1670s, from intelligible + -ity.

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