Definition of Readability

1. Noun. The quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand.

Generic synonyms: Intelligibility
Derivative terms: Readable

2. Noun. A quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read.
Exact synonyms: Legibility
Category relationships: Handwriting
Generic synonyms: Comprehensibility, Understandability
Antonyms: Illegibility
Derivative terms: Legible, Readable

Definition of Readability

1. n. The state of being readable; readableness.

Definition of Readability

1. Noun. The property of being capable of being read; legibility. ¹

2. Noun. The property of being easy or engaging to read. ¹

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Definition of Readability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Readability

read dating
read datings
read head
read like a book
read lips
read me
read my lips
read off
read only memory
read out
read somebody's lips
read somebody the riot act
read someone's mind
read up
readability (current term)

Literary usage of Readability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner's Guide (1993)
"Consequently, readability testing supplements but does not supplant the ... Despite its limitations, readability testing is useful because it: B is quick 5. ..."

2. A Plain English Handbook: How to Create Clear Sec Disclosure Documents edited by Nancy M. Smith (2001)
"However, you should be aware of a major flaw in every readability formula. ... Of course, if you applied a readability formula to a traditional disclosure ..."

3. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1990)
"Solution of the formula yielded a grade level readability index (Dale 6- Chall, 1948; ... Simplified readability procedures, such as those described in the ..."

4. Guided Reading Basics: Organizing, Managing and Implementing a Balanced by Lori Rog (2003)
"readability The most important consideration in book selection is not the topic, theme, or genre; it is the degree of difficulty for each student. ..."

5. Communicating With Parents: Training Guides For The Head Start Learning by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Purpose: Participants will learn how to use a "readability" formula to check whether ... What readability formulas do: readability formulas provide a rough ..."

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