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clearness

Noun

1 free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression [syn: clarity, lucidity, pellucidity, limpidity] [ant: unclearness, obscureness]
2 the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes" [syn: clarity, uncloudedness] [ant: opacity]

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Etymology

clear + -ness

Noun

  1. the state of being clear; clarity

Extensive Definition

Clarity is the property of being clear or transparent.
Clarity can refer to one's ability to clearly visualize an object or concept, as in thought, understanding, and the "mind's eye", as well as the traditional notion of visual perception, that is, with the actual eyes. Clarity may also refer more broadly to 'perspicacity', the Zen concept of 'no mind', or other terms denoting general clear and unperplexed cognition.
As a technical term of photography and imaging, clarity refers to sharpness and image resolution.
As a technical term of some other fields, such as gemology and brewing, clarity refers to the property of transmitting light with minimal scattering.
Clarity can also refer to:
  • Clarity (song), the title of a song by John Mayer on the 2003 album Heavier Things.
  • The "Clarity" magic spell in the online game EverQuest

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