(Per"spi*ca*ble) a. [L. perspicabilis, fr. perspicere.] Discernible. [Obs.] Herbert.

(Per`spi*ca"cious) a. [L. perspicax, -acis, fr. perspicere to look through: cf. F. perspicace. See Perspective.]

1. Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.

2. Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.

Per`spi*ca"cious*ly, adv.Per`spi*ca"cious*ness, n.

(Per`spi*cac"i*ty) n. [L. perspicacitas: cf. F. perspicacité. See Perspicacious.] The state of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight or of intelligence; acute discernment. Sir T. Browne.

(Per"spi*ca*cy) n. Perspicacity. [Obs.]

(Per*spi"cience) n. [L. perspicientia, fr. perspiciens, p. p. of perspicere. See Perspective.] The act of looking sharply. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Per"spi*cil) n. [LL. perspicilla, fr. L. perspicere to look through.] An optical glass; a telescope. [Obs.] Crashaw.

(Per`spi*cu"i*ty) n. [L. perspicuitas: cf. F. perspicuité.]

1. The quality or state of being transparent or translucent. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

2. The quality of being perspicuous to the understanding; clearness of expression or thought.

3. Sagacity; perspicacity.

Syn. — Clearness; perspicuousness; plainness; distinctness; lucidity; transparency. See Clearness.

(Per*spic"u*ous) a. [L. perspicuus, from perspicere to look through. See Perspective.]

1. Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque. [Obs.] Peacham.

2. Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous statements. "The purpose is perspicuous." Shak.

Per*spic"u*ous*ly, adv.Per*spic"u*ous*ness, n.

(Per*spir`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being perspirable.

(Per*spir"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. perspirable.]

1. Capable of being perspired. Sir T. Browne.

2. Emitting perspiration; perspiring. [R.] Bacon.

(Per`spi*ra"tion) n. [Cf. F. perspiration.]

1. The act or process of perspiring.

2. That which is excreted through the skin; sweat.

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