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1. (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered;
- Example: "legible handwriting"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Legible \Leg"i*ble\ (l[e^]j"[i^]*b'l), a. [L. legibilis, fr. legere to read: cf. OF. legible. See Legend.] 1. Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript. [1913 Webster] The stone with moss and lichens so overspread, Nothing is legible but the name alone. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances. [1913 Webster]