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perspicuous adj : (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument" [syn: limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear]

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From perspicuus, in turn from perspicio.


  1. Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid.
  2. Used in logic to describe a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus, where the process of inference from premises to conclusion is explicitly laid out.

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