from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand: perspicuous prose.
- adj. Expressing oneself clearly and effectively: a perspicuous lecturer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid.
- adj. Of a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus: where the process of inference from premises to conclusion is explicitly laid out.
- adj. Transparent; translucent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque.
- adj. Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure or ambiguous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being seen through; transparent; translucent.
- Obvious; plainly to be seen; conspicuous; eveident.
- Clear to the understanding; that may be easily apprehended or clearly understood; not obscure or ambiguous; lucid: as, a perspicuous statement.
- Synonyms See perspicuity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
From Latin perspicuus, from perspicere, to see through; see perspicacious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin perspicuus, in turn from perspiciō ("see through"). (Wiktionary)