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Definition of clarity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the quality of being expressed clearly a lack of clarity in the law The brilliant clarity of his argument could not be disputed. AWL Collocationsclarifyclarify verbto make something clearer or easier to understanddefinitively, fully greatly furtherThe following sections of this paper will further clarify the methodology.aim to, attempt to, seek to serve to help toAdditional research in several areas may help to clarify some remaining questions.ambiguity misconception distinction relationship role issue, matter position, situation meaningGarcia clarified the relationship that exists between language and culture.clarification nounfurtherFurther clarification of these relationships is required.need, require seekThis analysis is confusing and needs further clarification.clarity nounlack obscure enhance, improve bring, lend, offer, provide achieve, gainKangle's translation is considered the most authentic, but lacks clarity in some instances.lack of ~One reason for the lack of clarity is that measurement varies greatly across studies.
  2. 2the ability to think about or understand something clearly clarity of thought/purpose/vision
  3. 3if a picture, substance, or sound has clarity, you can see or hear it very clearly, or see through it easily the clarity of sound on a CD
  4. Word Familyclear adjective (unclear)clearly adverbclarity nounclarify verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clarity