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clearness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clearness  \Clear"ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  or  state  of  being  clear. 
 
  Syn:  {Clearness},  {Perspicuity}. 
 
  Usage:  Clearness  has  reference  to  our  ideas,  and  springs  from 
  a  distinct  conception  of  the  subject  under 
  consideration.  Perspicuity  has  reference  to  the  mode 
  of  expressing  our  ideas  and  belongs  essentially  to 
  style.  Hence  we  speak  of  a  writer  as  having  clear 
  ideas,  a  clear  arrangement,  and  perspicuous 
  phraseology.  We  do  at  times  speak  of  a  person's  having 
  great  clearness  of  style;  but  in  such  cases  we  are 
  usually  thinking  of  the  clearness  of  his  ideas  as 
  manifested  in  language.  ``Whenever  men  think  clearly, 
  and  are  thoroughly  interested,  they  express  themselves 
  with  perspicuity  and  force.''  --Robertson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clearness 
  n  1:  free  from  obscurity  and  easy  to  understand;  the 
  comprehensibility  of  clear  expression  [syn:  {clarity},  {lucidity}, 
  {pellucidity},  {limpidity}]  [ant:  {unclearness},  {obscureness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  clear  water;  "when  she  awoke  the  clarity  was 
  back  in  her  eyes"  [syn:  {clarity},  {uncloudedness}]  [ant: 
  {opacity}] 




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