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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Legible  \Leg"i*ble\  (l[e^]j"[i^]*b'l),  a.  [L.  legibilis  fr 
  legere  to  read:  cf  OF  legible.  See  {Legend}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  read  or  deciphered;  distinct  to  the  eye; 
  plain;  --  used  of  writing  or  printing;  as  a  fair,  legible 
  manuscript. 
 
  The  stone  with  moss  and  lichens  so  overspread, 
  Nothing  is  legible  but  the  name  alone.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Capable  of  being  discovered  or  understood  by  apparent 
  marks  or  indications;  as  the  thoughts  of  men  are  often 
  legible  in  their  countenances. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  legible 
  adj  :  (of  handwriting,  print,  etc.)  able  to  be  read;  "legible 
  handwriting"  [ant:  {illegible}] 




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