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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: intelligibilis, from intelligere; INTELLIGENT

intelligible

adjective
     
in‧tel‧li‧gi‧ble
if speech, writing, or an idea is intelligible, it can be easily understood [≠ unintelligible]:
His reply was barely intelligible.
intelligible to
The report needs to be intelligible to the client.
intelligibly adverb
intelligibility noun [uncountable]

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