Adjective "perspicuous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/pəˈspɪkjʊəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid.
  1. 'What the philosophers in question owe us is a perspicuous explanation of how there can be a class of entities which do not behave like particulars.'
  2. 'This is a simple but perspicuous consequence of the Cartesian doctrine of sensible qualities and its conception of matter.'
  3. 'Montague suggested a perspicuous way to capture the principle of compositionality formally.'
  4. 'His was a perfectly balanced personality - tolerant, truthful, perspicuous and magnanimous.'

Definitions

1. clearly expressed or presented; lucid.

2. perspicacious.

More examples(as adjective)

"understandings can be perspicuous."

"representations can be perspicuous."

"meanings can be perspicuous."

"manners can be perspicuous."

"lines can be perspicuous."

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Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘transparent’): from Latin perspicuus ‘transparent, clear’ (from the verb perspicere ‘look at closely’) + -ous.