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Definition of Intelligible


  1. Capable of being understood or comprehended; as, an intelligible account or description; intelligible pronunciation, writing, etc.

Intelligible Quotations

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
Dieter Rams

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.
David Hume

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.
James Joseph Sylvester

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold J. Toynbee

For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Intelligible Translations

intelligible in Spanish is inteligible
intelligible in Swedish is begriplig
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