• WordNet 3.6
    • n readability a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
    • n readability the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: SWIMS is the longest word with 180-degree rotational symmetry (if you were to view it upside-down it would still be the same word and perfectly readable).
    • n Readability The state of being readable; readableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n readability Readableness.
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In literature:

These revisions undoubtedly made the book less interesting, less vivid, less readable.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
It is no easy matter to make a text-book both informing and readable; but here the feat is accomplished.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
This is very interesting and readable.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Critically analyzed, Prometheus may be classed as one of the most varied and generally readable magazines of the season.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Such news stories generally are very readable, particularly if they are timely.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
Dot had of course learned to write as well as to read; and indeed she wrote a very plain and readable hand.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
You surprise me; I thought it had not been readable.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Still, he has written a readable book.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
So long as the matter is bright and readable, that is all I want.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Of these, the earlier travels are readable enough, and sometimes very noteworthy in matter.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
The words swam, blurred together, fused, were readable and then were not.
"The Dictator" by Milton Lesser
He must be interesting, readable.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
Surely it was possible to do what Mr. Pierce has done in a more readable form.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A readable account of plants and how they live and grow.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
This writer had a remarkable gift for putting much suggestive comment into a compact and readable form.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
Are there readable books on geology in the public library, and are they read?
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
A readable volume of 400 pages, comprising, in paragraphs, every important event in the history of England.
"Maria Edgeworth" by Helen Zimmern
Maggie, you are very pretty, very childlike, very deceitful, but to me as readable as my grandmother's Bible.
"The Death-Blow to Spiritualism" by Reuben Briggs Davenport
But the documents that were now unfolded by Captain Renoux proved readable and intensely interesting.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
The book has deserved its success because more than any other of its kind it is comprehensible, forcible, and readable.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company

In poetry:

So when the soul is heedable,
Then is the heart made readable--
I in the book of your heart have read
Words that are truer than truth has said;
Measures of love, the spirit's song,
Writ of your soul to haunt me long.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The Channel 4 newsroom team decided to put the readability claim to the test.
E-book on energy saving offers simple, readable , positive tips.
Readable credit reports and other Money Reads.
Bush's 'Decision Points': 'Competent, readable and flat'.
On Wednesday, fifteen leading academic economists unveiled a succinct, slender and, for the most part, readable volume containing their consensus recommendations on how to fix our financial system.
Rowling and the Deadly Tedium Not even the most skillful wizard could turn The Casual Vacancy into a readable book.
Rosamund Bartlett's ' Tolstoy ' is a readable reminder of a complex man.
Harford's book is the more readable.
However, Calibri has a high readability per square inch compared to many other typefaces , and from a typog...
It made's list of 10 most readable credit card agreements.
Will all your charts remains readily accessible and at least as readable as before.
Nassau County police are investigating how shredded but still readable police documents ended up as confetti at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
How to Write the ( Definitive , Readable, and Raved-About) Book on Jazz.
In readable fashion Levy-Achtemeier explores what it means for humans to flourish .
BHT-1100 series improve barcode scanning readability and increase operator efficiency.

In science:

For readability this is not stated in the rules.
The maximum-area triangular tiles sub ject to the constraint (2.2), are shown in Fig. 6, for several values of Γ in the range 0.7 ≤ Γ < 1 (note that different scales are used in the the figure, for better readability).
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
For readability, denote m(x, y , z ) = x − y + z .
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Gz is the pulsed field gradient along the bz axis to annihilate transverse magnetizations, dashes are for readability only, and τ represents a time interval of 1/ (2J ).
Experimental Implementation of the Quantum Random-Walk Algorithm
As the relativization is straightforward we will suppress the oracle C for 1 -approximable, then A ⊕ B is Σ0 readability.
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
If such a function exists then it is unique and called the symbol of the Laurent matrix [am−n ]m,n (for a readable introduction to the theory of Laurent and Toeplitz operators on lp spaces, see ).
Generalized stationary random fields with linear regressions - an operator approach
Because of the simplicity of simple atoms and multidisciplinary nature of the precision tests of the bound state QED we have tried to review the results as simply and briefly as possible in order to make the paper readable by nonexperts.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
As above we separate out the general and the unramified case for readability.
Diophantine Definability and Decidability in the Extensions of Degree 2 of Totally Real Fields
Just writing < Yi , xi , a > would be simpler, we chose above notation for better readability.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
For a more extensive review that is very readable also for physicists we refer to .
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
We will prefer, however, to present the study in a self contained way because explicit reference to the content of the aforementioned papers for the three models employed would make a common notation difficult and the manuscript inconveniently readable.
On non existence of tokamak equilibria with purely poloidal flow
Three referees have helped with their very constructive criticism to make this text readable.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
The atoms were chosen to have, at least in principle, the same emitted decay radiation but different final states readable by some other measurement.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
But let me not discuss this here, the reader can find a nice readabl e account in Ref. .
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
The interested reader can find a readable account of the proof of this deep result in .
Automorphisms and autoequivalences of generic analytic K3 surfaces