• WordNet 3.6
    • adj legible (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered "legible handwriting"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Legible Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.
    • Legible Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript. "The stone with moss and lichens so overspread, Nothing is legible but the name alone."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • legible That may be read; written plainly or in intelligible characters: as, a legible manuscript.
    • legible Hence That may be discovered or discerned by marks or indications.
    • legible Synonyms Readable, recognizable, plain, manifest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Legible lej′i-bl that may be read: that may be understood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. legibilis, fr. legere, to read: cf. OF. legible,. See Legend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. legibilislegĕre, to read.


In literature:

The letters are legibly written, and there can be no mistake about any of them.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
Saty 23 Septr 1842, to ascertain that fact, and render the contemporary records legible.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
The question of legibility sums up the whole tale.
"Short Story Writing" by Charles Raymond Barrett
As a general rule, and within certain limits, the wider a letter the more legible it is likely to be.
"Letters and Lettering" by Frank Chouteau Brown
Passed if the sentence is written legibly enough to be easily recognized, and if no word has been omitted.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Be very exact, please, and very legible.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
Is not the religion of our ancestors legible in the very ornaments of their house?
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
I hope all about Donne is legible, for you will be glad of it.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)" by Edward FitzGerald
The mark was as legible as ever, and there could be no doubt of his identity being satisfactorily established.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
That honor was reserved for Lutatius Catulus, whose name, amidst so many works of the Caesars, remained legible till the days of Vitellius.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various

In poetry:

Once more this mighty word his people greets,
Thus lapt and thus swath'd upp in paper sheets:
Read here God's Image with a zealous eye,
The legible and written Deity.
"On The Bible" by William Strode

In news:

'Technical error' made redacted court papers legible .
INTERVIEWS Sigur Ros Announce Sixth Album With Legible Name 'Valtari'.
It's up to you to insist doctor's writing is legible .
Although using an electronic health records makes patient charting more inclusive and legible, and less time-consuming, don't let the ease of point-and-click documentation sway your coding practices.
This Atlanta outfit converts doctors' notes into legible digital files, either by hand or using speech recognition software.
Every recipe transcribed becomes a legible and searchable copy in the digital age.
During Wednesday's meeting, the board unanimously adopted a statement encouraging educators to ensure students can write legibly in cursive and comprehend text written in cursive .
So dark , in fact, that it was impossible to take legible notes about the gear and its performance, which is important when you're reporting on this stuff.
Electronic reporting improves accountability and legibility, streamlines storage and provides support for clinical decisions.
Essays should be no more than one page in length and be legibly hand-written.
During Wednesday's meeting, the board unanimously adopted a statement encouraging educators to ensure students can write legibly in cursive and comprehend text written in cursive.
It was a reliable, cutting-edge invention that allowed me to write faster and have the text come out more legible than pen and ink.
The unique CILS heat-resistant computer printable coating ensures printed data remains clear and legible during long-term high-temperature exposure (+388°C), chemicals/solvents (IPA, alkalines,acetone etc), cleaning agents, abrasion etc.
Copy one of W1AW's qualifying runs and submit one minute of solid copy (legible) along with your $10 fee for a certificate to.
New research from the MIT AgeLab suggests that more legible dashboard typefaces could decrease distracted driving and, ultimately, save lives.

In science:

The legibility of our transducer come s from the relative compactness of the data, and, above all, from the fact that its graph structure mimics the lattice structure that the set of hypercubes is endowed with.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
It can be refound (rendered legible) as follows.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
XML is not terse and, therefore, somewhat human-legible (see Figure 1 for XML example of astronomical data).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
Also, Ζ.(32) is multiplied with the factor 1000 so that its resultant values will be more legible. Consequently, the quantity that arises is called normalized radiation intensity and is symbolized as Υ with dimensions of [mS].
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
When no confusion can arise, we sometimes drop parentheses and subscripts from MRCAs to improve legibility.
A representation of exchangeable hierarchies by sampling from real trees