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readable

[ree-duh-buh l] /ˈri də bəl/
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
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; read1 + -able
Related forms
readably, adverb
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  • The answer was sketched quickly and readably: the alien, too, was either a pilot or had some authority over flyers.

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British Dictionary definitions for readably

readable

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

readable

adj.

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

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