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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being understood.
  • adjective Expected or accepted under the circumstances.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That can be understood; capable of being understood; comprehensible; intelligible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being understood; intelligible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being understood; comprehensible
  • adjective Capable of being accepted or excused under the circumstances

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being apprehended or understood


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