• Perspicuous


    • UK IPA: /pə(ɹ)ˈspɪkjuːəs/
    • US IPA: /pɚˈspɪkjuːəs/


    From Latin perspicuus, in turn from perspiciō ("see through").

    Full definition of perspicuous



    1. Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid.
      • 1776, Adam Smith, , Book I, Chapter 4,I am always willing to run some hazard of being tedious in order to be sure that I am perspicuous;
    2. (logic) Of a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus: where the process of inference from premises to conclusion is explicitly laid out.
    3. (rare) Transparent; translucent.
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