clarity

[klar-i-tee]

noun

clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.
the state or quality of being clear or transparent to the eye; pellucidity: the clarity of pure water.

Nearby words

  1. clarinetist,
  2. clarino,
  3. clarion,
  4. clarissa,
  5. clarisse,
  6. clark,
  7. clark cell,
  8. clark's level,
  9. clark's nutcracker,
  10. clark's weight rule

Origin of clarity

1300–50; Middle English clarite < Latin clāritās (see clear, -ity); replacing Middle English clarte < Middle French < Latin as above

Related formsun·clar·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for clarity

clarity

noun

clearness, as of expression
clearness, as of water

Word Origin for clarity

C16: from Latin clāritās, from clārus clear

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Word Origin and History for clarity

clarity

n.

c.1300, clarte "brightness," from Old French clarté "clarity, brightness," from Latin claritas "brightness, splendor," also, of sounds, "clearness;" figuratively "celebrity, renown, fame," from clarare "make clear," from clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Modern form is early 15c., perhaps a reborrowing from Latin. Meaning "clearness" is from 1610s.

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