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readable

[ree-duh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. easy or interesting to read.
  2. capable of being read; legible: readable handwriting.
  3. pertaining to letter mail with addresses and zip codes capable of being read by optical scanning devices.

Origin of readable

First recorded in 1560–70; read1 + -able
Related formsread·a·bly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • The answer was sketched quickly and readably: the alien, too, was either a pilot or had some authority over flyers.

    Star Born

    Andre Norton


British Dictionary definitions for readably

readable

adjective
  1. (of handwriting, etc) able to be read or deciphered; legible
  2. (of style of writing) interesting, easy, or pleasant to read
Derived Formsreadability or readableness, nounreadably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for readably

readable

adj.

1560s, from read (v.) + -able. Related: Readably.

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