[ pur-spi-kyoo-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr spɪˈkyu ɪ ti /


clearness or lucidity, as of a statement.
the quality of being perspicuous.

Origin of perspicuity

From the Latin word perspicuitās, dating back to 1470–80. See perspicuous, -ity

SYNONYMS FOR perspicuity

2 transparency. Perspicuity, perspicacity are both derived from a Latin word meaning “to see through.” Perspicacity refers to the power of seeing clearly, to clearness of insight or judgment: a person of acute perspicacity; the perspicacity of his judgment. Perspicuity refers to something that can be seen through, i.e., to lucidity, clearness of style or exposition, freedom from obscurity: the perspicuity of her argument. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for perspicuity

/ (ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ) /


the quality of being perspicuous
acute perception; perspicacity
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