Definition of clarity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈklærəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklærəti//
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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 faulted.
  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 OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘glory, divine splendour’): from Latin claritas, from clarus ‘clear’. The current sense dates from the early 17th cent.Word Familyclear adjective (unclear)clearly adverbclarity nounclarify verbExtra examples She expressed herself with great clarity. With painful clarity she remembered the day he had died. clarity of thought There’s still no clarity about what sort of programme it’s going to be.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clarity