Intelligible definition

ĭn-tĕlĭ-jə-bəl
Capable of being understood.

An intelligible set of directions.

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That can be understood; clear; comprehensible.
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Understandable by the intellect only, not by the senses.
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Capable of being apprehended by the intellect alone.
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The definition of intelligible is something that makes sense and that can be understood.

Simple and easy step-by-step instructions to help you use a new electronic product are an example of something that would be described as intelligible.

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Capable of being understood; clear to the mind.
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Origin of intelligible

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin intellegibilis, intelligibilis from intellegere to perceive intelligent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intelligible, from Old French, from Latin intelligibilis.

    From Wiktionary