from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being capable of being read; legibility.
- n. The property of being easy or engaging to read.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being readable; readableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Readableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand
- n. a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
Personally, I think the word "readability" is misused.
With a value of 2, I think the lines are so far apart that readability is impaired for this font.
But finding the balance between accuracy and readability is staggeringly difficult.
Peter, while I don't necessarily have a problem with the verbosity above, I think readability is in the eye of the reader.
Now that we have established the importance of the syllable in readability, we can move on to describe the Strain Index, which is based on the following assumptions:
Even though it might aid in readability, we've chosen not to insert paragraph breaks in these early letters so as to preserve the close march of his prose.
Some "experts" say the standard for maximum readability is to have a column width of 59 to 70 characters wide.
To me, and to Merriam-Webster, readability is more than just using a set of monosyllabic vocabulary words.
But what fine school is going to have a guy who is so routinely given to the violation of scholarly norms in the name of readability?
This and other specifications are intended to ensure the long-term readability of documents regardless of the application software and operating system in which they were originally produced.