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[lej-uh-buh l] /ˈlɛdʒ ə bəl/

capable of being read or deciphered, especially with ease, as writing or printing; easily readable.
capable of being discerned or distinguished:
Anger was legible in his looks and behavior.
(of handwriting, print, etc) able to be read or deciphered
able to be discovered; discernible

late 14c., from Late Latin legibilis “that can be read,” from Latin legere “to read” (see lecture (n.)). Related: Legibly.


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