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- n. The quality or condition of being unintelligible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being unintelligible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
- n. incomprehensibility as a consequence of being unintelligible
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As he once argued: "It is the task of radical thought, since the world is given to us in unintelligibility, to make it more unintelligible, more enigmatic, more fabulous."
"unintelligibility" (Robinson, 1982a) in the connection between neural events and phenomenal qualities can be otherwise expressed as our inability to see any necessity in that connection.
But I did find that I got very adept at writing in cut-up; I could mimic the ‘unintelligibility’ of random cut-up, and produce text that had randomness to a varying degree.
But it's clever as incidental music: for a non-English-speaker, the unintelligibility of the lyrics causes the mind to automatically relegate it to the background.
Finally, I am clearly not alone in recognizing the silliness and unintelligibility of the "WORD CLOUD."
This sort of unintelligibility runs deeper than a Kuhnian translation failure.
The Chinese linguist Y.R. Chao has shown that the mutual unintelligibility of, say, Cantonese and Mandarin is as great as that of Dutch and English or French and Italian.
It appears to have rallied to the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has managed to turn his famed unintelligibility into his salvation.
But, you know, that's like a basic part of communication, you know, unintelligibility.
I omitted, therefore, in the Introduction to the Abbot, any attempt to explain the previous story, or to apologize for unintelligibility.